Sights And Sounds As New Oba Oniru Takes Historic Walk Into Isolation In Lagos Island
The newly selected traditional ruler, Prince Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal (Abisogun II) on Friday commenced with traditional rites for his forthcoming installation as the 15th Oniru of Iru Land.
It will be recalled that Prince Gbolahan had on Thursday excused himself from the Executive Council of Lagos State administration when he resigned from his position as the Commissioner for Agriculture. His resignation was necessitated after he was confirmed as the chosen Prince to take on the throne of his forefathers.
Prince Gbolahan emerged ahead of other contenders such as Hakeem Ajasa and Aremo Adesegun Oniru, both of which were earlier in the kingship tussle. The incoming Oniru was born to the Ojora (Abisogun branch of the Oniru royal family of Lagos) on July 24th, 1970. His father, High Chief T. A Lawal-Akapo was the Ojora of Lagos between 1977 and 1993.
See below for some of the footage gathered by BlackBox Nigeria as the Prince goes into traditional isolation in preparation for his installation as the 15th Oniru of Iru Land. He will be isolated at the popular shrine simply referred to as “Owa” in Lagos Island and may remain indoor for a maximum period of 3 weeks before he ascends the traditional stool.