Respected Remo monarch, Oba Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo, the Akarigbo of Remoland, is dead.
The Ogun State first class monarch who was aged 90 died Saturday, July 23 in London.
Oba Sonariwo who was the Chairman of the Ogun State Traditional Council, was flown to London a week ago following an illness.
“He died Saturday evening in UK where he was flown to since July 17, this month, after a brief illness. He joined his ancestors in the presence of his Olori, Abosede, who accompanied him on the medical trip,” a family source in Sagamu said on Sunday.
Sonariwo, who was born in Ita Eleye in Lagos State in 1936, attended St. John School, Aroloya, Lagos from 1941 to 1949 before he proceeded to Methodist Boys High School from 1950 till 1955.
He became an orphan at six and had the ambition to become the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor “so that I would sign my name on the naira notes.” He later travelled abroad for further studies and series of training in tax and accounting profession, and worked with the Inland Revenue Service.