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Breaking: Alaafin of Oyo Joins Ancestors

There are indications that Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi might have joined his ancestors

Source has it that Alaafin Adeyemi, the third from the Alowodu Ruling House, died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

The remains of the top Yoruba traditional ruler were brought to Oyo in the early hours of Saturday and traditional rites began, palace sources said

He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.

The Monarch was reported to have been sick and a plan had been made to fly him abroad before he passed on late Friday night.

A source familiar with the medical travel plan said his tickets and those of a few wives were already procured.

His death came after the two other senior Oyo State monarchs the Soun of Ogbomoso, Jimoh Oyewumi and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji died. All happened in less than five months.

Net/ Oluwayemisi Owonikoko

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