News has struck about the demise of Oniju of Iju Ogundimu, HRH Oba Elijah Ebelamu Adisa Olanire. Akere sebi Erin 1.
The monarch who ascended the throne January 10, 2007 joined his ancestors in the early hours of Saturday, February 10, 2018 after spending 11 years on the throne.
VOA news gathered that the monarch survived a major medical operations some years back and was hale and hearty until he passed to the great beyond on Saturday.
However, a close source within the family debunked the rumour that the monarch succumbed to a protracted illness which he was battling. Our source also confirmed that Oba Elijah Olanire died of natural cause.
Lagos State Ministry of Chieftancy affairs have confirmed the news in the release made by the ministry today.
According to a family source who spoke with VOA news, he confirmed that HRH Oba Olanire would have been 74th by March 30th, 2018 if he had not accepted an invite from his ancestors.
Until his passing, HRH Oba Olanire was the Chairman/CEO of Olanire Printers& CO, a notable printing press that has made several marks within and outside Ota spanning to about three decades.