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Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, passes on

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed on.

Our correspondent gathered that the octogenarian monarch died on Friday night in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State Capital after a brief illness.

Two sources at the palace confirmed the death to our correspondent on Saturday morning. They however said the passage of the monarch had yet to be announced officially.

One of them said, “Iku Baba Yeye joined his ancestors yesterday night. The governor and the commissioner for chieftaincy affairs have been informed.

“We will miss him. He will be missed all over the world.”

The monarch who became 83 years old on October 15 was reportedly receiving treatment at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti where he gave up the ghost.

The remains of one of the foremost traditional rulers in the country were said to have been brought back to Oyo Immediately.

It was also gathered that rites of passage have started.

Oba Adeyemi was born on October 15, 1938.

The monarch is the third prominent Oba to have died in Oyo State in less than five months.

The Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi died on December 12, 2021, while the late Olubadan of Ibadan, died on January 2, 2022.

The Asigangan of Igangan, Oba Abdul-Azeez Adewuyi does in December 2021 and the monarch of Ikoyi town in Oriire Local Government Area of Oyo State, Oba Abdulyekeen Ayinla died in April 2022.

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