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The Elegbeda Of Egbeda Dies At 86


Egbeda, Lagos State.

Egbeda, Lagos State.

THE Elegbeda of Egbeda Kingdom of Lagos State, Oba, Dr. Samson Alade Balogun (JP), has passed on. The Kafowoshebi Ilemobade Omoya II died in the early hour Friday, August 14. According to the Adele Oba and Baale of Odemuyiwa town, High Chief Olufemi Aina Balogun, who confirmed the news told The Guardian that Oba Alade Balogun died after a brief illness that lasted for few days.

Speaking from the palace of the late king, Adele Oba explained that the youngest Queen of the deceased invited him when the illness began couple of days ago, but all effort made to safe his life proved abortive, as the king joined his ancestors at about 8.30 am on Friday.

“The late King called me a couple of days ago to complain about his health; and we invited his doctor immediately to treat him. But little did we know that the King would soon join his ancestors on Friday morning. When the news got to me, I could not go there because it was forbidden for me to see a corpse as the Balogun,” he said.

Ahead of the burial, the Chief disclosed that a particular rite would be performed on Tuesday, August 18th between the hour of 10am and 12pm.

“There will be no movement of vehicles or people on that Karimu Laka Street between those hours and we have sent town crier out to disseminate this information.”

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