Breaking: Olofin Adimula Of Ado-Odo, HRM Oba Abdul-Lateef Adeniran Akanni Joins His Ancestors
The Olofin Adimula of Ado-Odo, one of the earliest Awori kingdoms in Ado-Odo/Ota local government area of Ogun state, His Royal Majesty, Oba Abdul-Lateef Adeniran Akanni, Obaarun Oladekan 1, has joined his ancestors.
News of his death was broken to VOA News Correspondent in the early hours of Friday by a palace source, who prefers not to be named.
Oba Abddulateef Akanni Adeniran, until his ascension, was the Olofin Adimula of Ado-Odo, one of the foremost Awori towns in Ado-Odo/Ota.
When VOA News Correspondent put a call through to Olofin of Ado-Odo’s palace Secretary, Barrister Ajibade, to confirm the news of Oba Adeniran’s demise, he said that he was not privy of the news yet, though the serene in the background during the conversation showed that the Secretary was bereaved.
In a telephone interview with the Chairman, Ado-Odo/Ota local government, Hon. Sheriff Musa, he confirmed the news of Oba Adeniran Akanni to VOA News Correspondent. In his words, “It is a sad occurence. May God grant him smooth passage”.
Oba Adeniran, who recently turned 63 years on 3rd of December, 2021, was last seen at a public event to commission a Petro Station built by one of the indigenes of Ado-Odo on 25th of December; just few days after his son, Prince Mudashir Gbadebo Adeniran got married.
Recall that Oba Adeniran Akanni returned to Ado-Odo after spending 7 years in exile following an impasse between him and some of his subjects which made him relocate to Abeokuta for almost a decade where he attended functions on behalf of the ancient Awori town.
It will be recalled that during a ground breaking ceremony to construct an ultra modern private residence which was held in Alamuwa Grammar School, Oba Adeniran Akanni said that he was ready to offer himself to serve Ado-Odo.
He said that since his return to the town on 20th December, 2020, peace has since returned to the ancient town and that he was prepared to withdraw all the charges against the youth of his community because he wasn’t willing to further pursue any legal redress against his own people.
“I am willing to offer myself to serve Ado-Odo and its adjoining villages and I am no longer interested in pursuing any legal case with some of the youth of Ado-Odo. I have also informed the government to withdraw all the cases against the youth of this town and pardon all those that are guilty of one charge or the other. You all are my children and I can’t be having legal tussle with you”. VOA News report.
VOA News had earlier reported that mixed feelings greeted the return of Oba Adeniran Akanni to Ado-Odo as some indigenes of the town were not in support of his reign as the Olofin Adimula of Ado-Odo.
Oba Abdul-lateef Adeniran Akanni, who ruled from the Idobarun ruling house in Ado-Odo, ascended the throne of his forebears on 2 May, 2009 after succeeding late Oba Agunloye Jacob Ogabi Akapo, who joined his ancestors on 7th February, 1989.