OBARO of Kabba in Kogi
State, Oba Michael Olobayo
has died, aged 71 years.
Announcing the demise
of the first class traditional
ruler in Kabba on Sunday,
the Obadofin of Oweland,
Chief Mike Yusuff, said he
died on May 21.
News of his death had
been making the rounds for
some time. Palace sources
said that Olobayo died
after about three months of
The late monarch, who
ascended the throne on
Oct. 17, 1985, hailed from
the Ajibohokun clan of
Ilajo ruling house and was
the Chairman of the Kabba
Traditional Council.
In consonance with the
tradition of the town, Yusuff
announced three weeks of
mourning in honour of the
departed monarch.
He said there would be
meetings on daily basis
with other chiefs on how
to give Olobayo a befitting
burial, urging residents
to go about their normal
activities without any fear.
Obadofin also called for
prayers for the late ruler,
members of his immediate
family and the town in
He described Olabayo’s
tenure as peaceful and a
period of progress and
development for Kabba and
its indigenes.

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