The traditional ruler of Ikare, the Owa-Ale of Ikare in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State, Oba Samuel Kolapo Adegbite-Adedoyin, has died.
He ruled for 48 years before his death.
According to reports, he died on Tuesday morning at his palace located at Okorun area of Ikare after a brief illness.
Until his death, the Ikare monarch was the President of a group of Ondo traditional rulers under 130 Crown Obas and was also a member of the State Council of Obas.
Residents of Ikare Akoko were said to have worn mournful looks even though an official announcement on the dead monarch was yet to be made.
Short biography of late Oba Adegbite-Adedoyin
Late Oba Adegbite-Adedoyin was born in 1935.
He was a legal practitioner and first educated Owa-Ale to facilitate establishment of more than eight secondary schools between 1978 and 1982.
The late Ikare monarch was a former lay President of African Church worldwide.
He studied law in the United Kingdom before he returned to ascend the throne of his forefathers in 1972 as the 17th Owa-Ale.