Remo monarch, Adeniyi Sonariwo passes on at 90


The Akarigbo and the foremost traditional ruler in Remoland, Oba Adeniyi Sonariwo has died in the United Kingdom.

The monarch passed on in the United Kingdom on Saturday he  had traveled to  for medical check-up.

“Unfortunately, he did not make it back,” one of the sources said.

The traditional ruler died at the age of 90.

The‎ late monarch ascended the throne on July 14, 1990,and was reported to have died in the presence of his wife, Abosede.

“He died Saturday evening in UK where he was flown to since July 17, this month, after a brief illness. He joined his ancestors in the presence of his Olori, Abosede, who accompanied him on the medical trip,” a family source in Sagamu said ‎on Sunday.

The deceased royal father was a reputed philanthropist and a former chairman of Ogun State Council of traditional rulers. He was also a patron of many clubs and societies both in Sagamu and Lagos.

The family sources said his demise has been communicated to the Ogun State Government while formal announcement would be made later after proper traditional rites must have been carried out.

Oba Sonariwo was born in Ita Eleye in Lagos State in 1936.

He attended St. John School, Aroloya, Lagos from 1941 to 1949.

He also attended Methodist Boys High School from 1950 till 1955.

He then went on to become an Accountant.


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