Oba Akiolu clocks 77

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The Oba of Lagos,His Royal Majesty, Rilwan Osuolale Akiolu is 77years old today.

Born on October 29th, 1943, Prior to becoming a monarch,he served for 32 years in the Nigeria Police Force, entering the force in 1970 He served in various capacities, was promoted to the rank of Assistant inspector-general of Police in 1999, and was active until his retirement in 2002. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and a fellow of the Nigerian Law School.
In May 23, 2003, Akiolu was selected by the kingmakers of the Lagos traditional kingdom and confirmed by the Lagos State government as the 21st Oba of Lagos; he was capped the next day, and was crowned on August 9, 2003.

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