The death was announced in a statement issued by the family, Osupa Ruling House, and signed by the family’s spokesman, Prince Dapo Adesina, who said the deposed monarch died in the early hour of Thursday during a brief illness.
“The late Oba Adepoju was deposed by former governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on grounds of misunderstanding between the monarch and his wife.
“Before his transition to the eternal glory, the deposed monarch prayed for the peace of Akure kingdom. He said he did his best in defending his people while on the throne.
“The 45th Deji promulgated and ensured implementation of reasonable market price control during his reign. He also recovered and took possession of Ilula Recreation Centre from a powerful cabal back to Akure Kingdom.
“Oba Adepoju during his reign also provided local security and fair judgement was the order of the day. Shortly before he passed on, he predicted that Akure shall be great specifically that an Akure son would lead Nigeria as President.”