The deposed Deji of Akure, Oba Oluwadare Adepoju Adesina, Osupa Ill, is dead
The 45th Deji of Akure was said to have passed on in a private hospital in Abuja in
the early hours of Thursday after a brief illness.
The late Oba Adesina was deposed by the immediate-past Governor of Ondo State,
Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, after a public fight with his wife in Akure, the state capital.
Confirming his death, spokesman for the Adesina Royal Family of the Osupa Ruling
House, Dapo Adesina, said the deposed monarch prayed for the peace of Akure
Kingdom before his transition.
Adesina recalled that the deposed monarch did his best in defending his people while
on the throne.
“The late deposed Deji of Akure Kingdom said God made it possible for him as a son
of the Osupa Ruling House to ascend the throne as the Deji of Akure Kingdom 100
years after the reign of the Ojijigogun Ruling House.
“The 45th Deji promulgated and ensured implementation of reasonable market price
control during his reign. He also recovered and took possession of Ilula Recreation
Centre from a powerful cabal back to the Akure Kingdom.
“Shortly before he passed on, he predicted that Akure shall be great specifically that
an Akure son would lead Nigeria as President.
“Finally he urged the good people of Akure Kingdom to always live in oneness and
peace,” he stated.