Funeral rites for Alaafin of Oyo

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Alaafin of Oyo

The funeral rites for the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has held on Saturday afternoon in Oyo State.

A palace source had earlier reported that the monarch who was a devoted Muslim till he joined his ancestors will be interred by 4.00 p.m, in accordance with Islamic injunction.

The remains of the 83-year-old Alaafin, popularly known as ‘Iku Baba Yeye’ were interred within the premises of the palace, barely a day after he was certified dead in a hospital in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Islamic clerics led by the Chief Imam of Oyo town were joined by members of the family of the late traditional ruler during the burial prayers.

Some of his chiefs were also present at the prayers before the late monarch’s remains were taken back to the palace where the final burial was held.

Well-wishers thronged the palace in their multitude to pay homage to the late Alaafin who ruled for 52 years, from 1938 to 2022.