Last procession rites for Olowo
From Jimoh Ahmed, Owo
The last procession rites for any Olowo of Owo known in local parlance as Oyingbo Omologho has been performed for late Oba Victor Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi in Owo.
During the colourful rites of passage, all commercial activities were put on hold in the ancient town as a mark of respect for the dead monarch.
The Iloro Chiefs who are custodians of Owo traditions led the procession with women carrying Apasa amidst songs and drumming.
An interdeno-minational funeral service will hold in Owo on Sunday May 19 for the monarch bringing to a final close all burial arrangements for him
Meanwhile, the Owo Muslim Community has held a Jumat service for the late Olowo.
The service held at the Owo Central Mosque was conducted by the Chief Imam of Owo, Alhaji Ahmad Aladesawe.
Imam Aladesawe who extolled the good virtues of the late monarch said he(Oba Folagbade) served God all his life.
The Islamic cleric disclosed that despite being a Christian, Oba Folagbade was supportive to the Muslim community in Owo.
Imam Aladesawe described his reign as peaceful and witnessed a lot of progress and development in the town.
The Jumat service was attended by the Owo Muslim community, chiefs, community leaders as well as members of the royal family.