Ondo kingmaker slumps, dies while selecting Oba

One of the kingmakers for the selection of a new Oba for Akunnu community in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State, Olorunda Agoyi, popularly known as Ewureni, has slumped and died.

His death has stalled the selection process of the new Oba.

The Oba of Akunnu died in 2019, but a new Oba could not be picked because there were only two surviving kingmakers in the community instead of eight.

Late Agoyi was among the six kingmakers, also known as Warrant Chiefs, that were picked from six quarters in the community for the purpose of selecting the new Oba

Explaining how Agoyi died, an elder of the community, Babatunde Oluwaseun, dismissed reports that he was contesting to be an Oba and that he died during the consultation of Ifa Oracle.

Oluwaseun stated that Agoyi might have been killed through diabolical means because he refused to do the bidding of some persons in the community.

He said Agoyi slumped at a meeting and all efforts to revive him failed. Source: Eagle Online

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