Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi III, Nigerian ruler, Died at 77

Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi III was born on June 26, 1941, and died on April 17, 2019; he was the traditional ruler of Owo (Olowo of Owo), Ondo State, Nigeria.

He is the eldest son of the late Olowo of Owo, Sir Olateru Olagbegi who lived from 1910 to 1998.

Folagbade succeeded his father as the Olowo of Owo in 1999 but was given the staff of office as the Olowo of Owo on December 11, 2003, by late Olusegun Agagu, the former executive governor of Ondo State, Nigeria.

He died on April 17, 2019. He celebrated 15th coronation anniversary in 2014.

Folagbade was born into the ruling family in Owo. He is the eldest son of the late Olowo of Owo, Sir Titus Olateru Olagbegi II.

Mr Folagbade received his first degree in law from London, UK and attended Nigeria Law school, in 1968.

While Folagbade was working at the law school, he married the late Bisi Cole, and they would have four children. Folagbade rose to the peak of his profession as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

Folagbade is married to Ololade Olateru-Olagbegi, a barrister and law lecturer at Ondo State University, and they were, blessed with children.

Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi III passed away at the age of 77.