79-year-old Prime Minister of Akure
Kingdom, Ondo State, Chief James Olusoga,
reportedly lost his life on his way to Abuja,
weekend, to process his pension alongside Prince
Tunde Adesida and a lawyer, Segun Olubola.
The accident occurred at Kwali, Federal Capital
Territory, FCT, Abuja.
Olusoga, who is next in rank to the traditional
ruler of Akure, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, was a
former Director in the Ministry of Works and
Special Adviser to the Ondo State Government on
The deceased has reportedly not received his
pension since he retired over a decade ago from
Federal Government services.
The deceased was installed the Olisa of
Akureland seven years ago after his predecessor,
Chief Folorunso Davies, was deposed by Oba
The Secretary of Olisa /Ogelemodu Dynasty,
Tayo Abisola, confirmed the incident to newsmen
in Akure, yesterday.
According to him, “the Olisa left Akure for Abuja
on Sunday for a meeting on his pension to be held
on Monday (yesterday).
“There was a serious accident on the road in
Kwali Mathematical Centre and Baba passed on.
Three of them died in the accident. I leaned that a
truck hit them from behind and they died
He said the family of the deceased would miss his
generosity and passion for the development of
Abisola noted that the late Olisa was the one that
single-handedly refurbished the Olisa palace in
the state capital.
He said: “The vacuum created by his death would
be difficult to fill as he was the unifying factor
among the chiefs and his family members.”