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Nigerian King Dies During Medical Check Up In London UK, Family Begs Ogun State For Help


Nigerian King Dies During Medical Check Up In London UK, Family Begs Ogun State For Help

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July 26, 2016 – Nigerian King Who Dies During Medical Check In London UK, Family Begs Ogun State For Help 

8 thousand British pound is needed to fly the remains of the late Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Oba Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo, back ‎to Nigeria, ‘New Telegraph’ learnt Monday.

‎Oba Sonariwo, 80, passed on on Saturday in the United Kingdom.
The traditional ruler, who was the current chairman of Ogun State Council of Obas, had travelled out of the country to the United Kingdom for medical check-up before he eventually died.

But speaking in a telephone interview with reporters Monday, a prominent monarch and the Ewusi of Makun, Sagamu, Oba ‎Timothy Oguntayo, said the Remo Traditional Council would need £8,000 to fly the remains of the late Akarigbo back to Nigeria.

Oba Akinsanya disclosed that the council had already sent a representative to the state government help in meeting the expenses.



  1. Bokem

    July 26, 2016 at 3:59 AM


  2. D Hunter

    July 26, 2016 at 4:42 AM

    My fear now is that when a king dies in some parts of Naija, especially the western parts…instead of burying him alone, they would be hunting for some heads of innocent people to be bury with him. Ask why and they‘ll tell you without mincing words that, its a laid down “Tradition“ BULLSHIT.

    I just earnestly, strongly, sincerely, fervently prays and hopefully, vehemently wish they abolish that stone age murderous, wicked, achiac, mediocre, nonesense, devilish tradition.

    Then embrace the WAY, the TRUTH and the LIFE (John 14:6).
    May God help us IJN.

    I take a stroll…

  3. fifelomo

    July 26, 2016 at 7:42 AM

    Why travel abroad if there’s no provision for unforeseen expenses?

  4. sola olaniyi

    July 26, 2016 at 7:54 AM

    why are they begging the state government for help..after-all they have money to send him for medical check-up abroad

  5. betty

    July 26, 2016 at 8:12 AM

    rubbish, went for check abroad to sound nice. why begging for money now is it not someone that has money travel abroad for check up?

  6. Big Aunty Koks

    July 26, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    The cost of bringing back the remains of a person from abroad is astronomical . Something should be done to improve the medical care in this country to minimize if not eliminate the need to travel out for medical attention. This is double jeopardy that one pays so much trying to seek help that fails and then has to pay through the nose again for the necessary efforts to achieve the benefits of being brought home to be laid to rest in your home environment.

    RIP king

  7. Maryf

    July 26, 2016 at 12:02 PM

    Why fly him abroad in the first place, when there is no money? Nigerians, especially those ones that feels money is everything, cut your coat according to your sizes. RIP king

  8. Tina

    July 26, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    nawaaaaoooo, I thought he is king, while seeking for help again, he even travel abroad for just check up. which kind of help are they still requesting for since he is already dead

  9. Nelson

    July 26, 2016 at 2:33 PM

    The amount required to bring the monarch’s corpse back to the country is about #2.2m.The monarch until his death was a Chartered Accountant,and one would expect that he should have an Accounting firm or an income generating stuff to his credit.The corpse must be brought back to the country,some rituals would be perform on the body before another king can be crowned.RIP

  10. yommyuk

    July 26, 2016 at 9:26 PM

    This amount should be chicken feed to the deceased family. The man is loaded enough.
    RIP Kabiyesi

  11. Dave

    July 27, 2016 at 4:49 AM

    This is ridiculous and degrading to this monarch and the entire Sagamites living home and abroad especially, in the United Kingdom. His Royal Highness of blessed memory has money. In fact, he was a multi millionaire even before ascending the throne. I’m cognizant of the facts because I personally knew him and also speaking as indigene of Sagamu. The family is capable of bringing their dad home without the help of anybody. Besides, there are thousands of well to do Sagamu indigenes residing in U.K. who are capable of raising the funds if need be. Why seeking state help to raise such a minute amount. Instead, the state should be the party seeking to offer help. I believe this is deliberate act by certain idiots to ridicule the family.

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