The Olowo of Owo in Ondo State, Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi III, today marked the 20th anniversary of his accession to the throne. Before he ascended the throne, the first-class king was an accomplished lawyer. He attended Imade College Owo, Poole College,Poole, Dorset and Holbornr College of Law and Grays Inn, London. He obtained a Bachelor of Law degree(LL.B) in 1968 and began a private law practice. He later became a Lecturer and Reader at the Nigerian Law School.
In 1981-1983, Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi III was counsel for the then Vice –President, late Dr. Alex Ekwueme and in 1984, he became Principal Lecturer and Head of Department of Litigation of the Nigerian Law School . Oba Folagbade Olateru-Olagbegi III rose to become the Acting Secretary, Nigeria Law School, Lagos from where he was moved to the Nigerian Law School, Bwari as Secretary and Director of Administration in 1995. Oba Folagbade Olateru Olagbegi III ascended the throne as Olowo of Owo on 21st February 1999.