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Monarch enrolls to study law at 68, donates to orphanages

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A Lagos monarch, Ojora of Ijoraland, Oba Fatai Oyeyinka Aromire, Oyegbemi II, has gone back to the classroom to study law at the age of 68.

Aromire, who disclosed this at the celebration of his 68th birthday, said: “I want to keep myself busy and also garner more knowledge in Law.”

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As part of activities to mark his birthday, the monarch, who is fondly known for his philanthropy, visited the old peoples’ homes, destitute and some orphanages in Lagos, where food items, toiletries, and home equipment were donated.

Prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, he said he had been feeding over 5,000 people within his community. “I didn’t just start because of the pandemic. It is what I have been doing for the past 26 years without collecting a dime from anyone.

“I have also rebuilt some burnt police stations and I just donated some vehicles to the police too. I like to attend to my people all the time and I hope to always attend to them every time. I have given over 30 students scholarship and God helping me, I want to do more for both indigenes and non-indigenes,” he said.

Filled with gratitude to God for keeping him alive to witness another birthday, he said: “It has not been easy but I have been able to manage my young physique through God’s help. If you have faith in God and you don’t keep malice, you are fine in life. If I wasn’t a king today, I would be a lawyer and that is why I have enrolled to study Law in school now.”

As part of the event, three persons were conferred with chieftaincy titles — Adisa Olatoye as Balogun Onibaba II; Chief (Mrs.) Otitonaye Owa Fadeke as Iyalode Marine Beach; and Chief (Mrs.) Olufunmilayo Akande-Mohammed as Yeye Bobaselu of Ojoraland.

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