A senior member of the Ooni-In-Council and Aguro of Ife, High-Chief Adebowale Olusegun Olafare is dead. He died at age 55.

Olafare’s death was confirmed in a statement by the Ooni’s Director of Media and Public Affairs, Moses Olafare.

According to the reports from the Ooni’s Palace, the Ife kingmaker gave up the ghost after a brief illness at about 12:03am on Friday at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals (OAUTH), Ile-Ife where he had been receiving treatments.

” The late Aguro began his traditional roles in 1987 when he was selected as an Emese (Royal emissary) to represent Lowa Ada Compound, Okerewe Community at the Ile Oodua Palace of the Ooni.

” Joining the 16 members of the Ooni-In-Council from the bottom as the Erebese of Ife, where he served diligently before rising through three other ranks; Lowa Ate, Laadin and Arode to become Aguro three years ago.

” The late Aguro, is survived by wives, children aged parents, while burial arrangements will be announced by the family soon.”