By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
A new tortoise was on Friday presented to the Soun of Ogbomoso’s palace by the representative of Oyo state governor Engineer Oluseyi Makinde.
It would be recalled that the 344 years old tortoise popularly called Baba Agba died in October 2019 and has since been embalmed
The new tortoise which was taken to palace by the state commissioner for Education Bar Olasunkanmi Olaleye and Mr. Tunde Tijani Special Adviser to the governor on domestic matters was received by Oba Jimoh Oyewumi Ajagungbade 111
They were accompanied by the caretaker of Chairman Ogbomoso North Local Government Alhaji Ibrahim Ajagba and his South Counterpart, Mr. Timothy Oyeniyi
Private secretary to the foremost monarch, Mr. Toyin Ajamu while confirming the development said,” We received the new tortoise this afternoon from the government, I think it is to feel the vacuum left behind by Baba Agba.”
He added that the custodians of the tortoise have been told not to expose it to the public pending the time scientists will give us adequate information, including the age and species about the tortoise.