Ogun monarch, Agura joins ancestors

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By Ishola Oludare

The Agura of Gbagura, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Oba Babajide Sabur Bakre, is dead.

DAILY POST reports that the monarch joined his ancestors on Wednesday at a Lagos hospital where he was treated for an undisclosed ailment.

An inside source in Gbagura told DAILY POST that the 61-year-old monarch’s death was a rude shock to his subjects, considering his age and years on the throne.

Announcing the passing of the traditional ruler through a message from the Administrative Secretary to the Agura Palace, Chief Razaq Obe, the Osi of Egbaland and Balogun of Ibadan Township, Gbagura, Abeokuta, said: “His Royal Majesty Oba Dr Saburee Babajide Bakre Jamolu 11, the Agura of Gbagura has joined His ancestors today 14th June, 2023. May Kabiyesi’s soul rest in perfect peace.”

It was gathered that the body has been returned to Abeokuta for burial rites.

Oba Bakre, a retired Customs officer, was crowned on May 21, 2019, by former Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

Gbagura is the hometown of Moshood Abiola, the winner of the June 12, 1993, presidential election.

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