….. Through the Igbo Community in Owo.
………….being another donation received through the palace on behalf of the injured victims and the families of the deceased
The Olowo of Owo Kingdom and Paramount Ruler of Owo Land, Oba (Dr) Ajibade Gbadegesin Ogunoye III, on Thursday, handed over the sum of Two million,Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N2.950m) to the Igbo Community in Owo for onward delivery to St Francis Catholic Church Owaluwa,Owo where scores of worshippers were brutally murdered in cold blood and several with various degree of injuries,during an attack on the church penultimate weeks ago.
The money which was delivered in the presence of Chiefs, representative of the Igbo Community and the media was another tranche of money donated by the kind spirited groups and individuals to settle part of medical bills of the injured and relief for the families of the dead.
While commiserating with the people who are mainly from the Eastern part of the country, who are residents here in Owo,but who hugely affected by the unfortunate incident, Oba Ogunoye told them to be firm in spirit and accept the situation as it was, saying, only God knows the best.
The Monarch who on behalf of the kingdom expressed the deepest condolences with the Igbo Community, prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed and quick recovery for those in the hospital.
Responding, the leader of the community, Chief Ojukwu commended Oba Ogunoye for his efforts since the unfortunate incident in the town.
This singular act, he said has demonstrated to all the non-indigenes in the kingdom that,the Monarch is truly a leader who not only detest discrimination among his subjects but hate all sorts of things that connote enmity.
Chief Ojukwu thanked Oba Ogunoye for his assistance all the time, promised to deliver the money to the appropriate organ of the church that would see to the disbursement which will be with high degree of transparency.
Details of Donors as featured below:
-Chief Tokunbo Modupe- N1,000,000:00
-Chief Sasere Iselu (ETA)- N100,000:00
– Hon Justice Idris Haroon(Ilorin) – N500,000:00
– Barrister A O Mohammed (Ilorin) – N100,000:00
– Royal Ambassadors – – N500,000:00
– Oases Gifting Foundation -N250,000:00
– Hon Arowele – N500,000:00
Earlier, the Monarch had received in audience the People Democratic Party (PDP) and the Group of Regents, Ondo State.
PDP was led by the party’s Gubernatorial Candidate in the last Governorship election in the State, Mr. Eyitayo Jegede SAN.
The Regents were; Princess Adeyinka Akosile (Oda), Princess Margaret Idiogbe Olajire (Aboto), Princess Adesola Ebiseni(Kalasuwe) Princess Oluwatoyin Omosowon( Akungba) and Princess Oyinbade Adekemi (Uso).
Pictures below show Olowo and the sympathizers during the visit as put together by Sam Adewale-Special Assistant Media To His Imperial Majesty,Olowo of Owo Kingdom.