Final Burial Rites For Olu Of Agege


The final burial rites for the late monarch of Agege kingdom, Oba Lateef Atanda Adams, Akinsosonyin 1, have been slated for tomorrow.

The late Oba Adams died on Tuesday, 19 April and was buried according to Islamic rites in his palace at Osobu Street, Agege. He was 67.

Born in 1943, the late traditional ruler served in the Nigerian army and fought during the Nigerian civil war, after which he retired voluntarily and went into business.

He was also an active politician before becoming the Olu of Agege. He was a member of the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria, UPN.

In 2001, he was installed the Olu of Agege kingdom by former Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

A progressive till death, Oba Akinsosonyin, a first class traditional ruler in the state, was a peacemaker and his reign brought peace to Agege.

He is survived by his wife, Olori Fausat Folashade Adams, children and grandchildren.


—Ibrahim Bakare