The Olowo of Owo kingdom, Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi, has passed on. He was 77.
The well revered monarch, who joined his ancestors on Tuesday night was installed as the traditional ruler of the ancient town of Owo, succeeding his father in 1999 but he did not get the staff of office until December, 2003 during the tenure of the late governor Olusegun Agagu.
The Monarch who died on Tuesday night, received his first degree in law from London, UK and attended the Nigeria Law school in 1968 before practising Law under the late Fatai Williams. He lectured at the Nigerian Law School where he retired as a reader and Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
His father, Sir Titus Olateru Olagbegi II had the record of being reinstalled after his deposition. He had reigned for 25 years before he was deposed in 1966. He was however reinstated 25 years after, following the demise of his successor. He eventually passed on in October 1998 and was succeeded by his first son, Folagbade.