Olowo’s demise: Burial Ceremonies, Drumming Banned in Owo Community

By: Ade Adeleke

As part of burial rites for the late Olowo of Owo kingdom, Oba David Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi- lll, the Community has banned burying of corpses, burial ceremonies and beating of drums in the town until remains of the monarch is buried in line with the tradition.

In a Radio announcement signed by all the High Chiefs in Owo, the Community said there is a repercussion for violators of the order.

The ban is expected to last for less than twenty days.

The Chiefs urged members of the public to comply with the traditional directive in their own interest.

SUNSHINETRUTH Correspondent in Owo reports that the legendary palace of Olowo has continued to receive sympathizers and well-wishers either to confirm the tragic news or to pay their respect and condoled the Chiefs, family and Elders.

Also as part of traditional burial rites for the monarch, cutting of trees in and around the Oba Market and the palace have been carried out while the relocation of the market to Ogwata had taken place until a new Olowo is installed.

The Olubola of Owo, Chief Olusola Ogunleye, who is also the Secretary of the late monarch, described the demise of Olowo as sudden and devastating to the entire community.

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