Alaafin Of Oyo Oba Adeyemi Is Dead

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, is dead. He was 83 years.

It was gathered that Oba Adeyemi, popularly known as Ikubabayeye, died on Friday at the Afe Babalola Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State.

The late King, a boxer during his lifetime, was ill before he died at the Teaching Hospital.

Alaafin Adeyemi was born Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal House of the famous Oyo.

The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is expected to make an official announcement upon receiving the report of the monarch’s passing from the Bashorun of Oyo, Yusuf Akinade, the head of the ‘Oyo Mesi’, who will now lead Oyo town before a new Alaafin is installed.

His remains has already arrived the ancient Oyo town and may be buried today.

The late Oba Adeyemi reigned for 52 years. He was crowned on November 18, 1970, having succeeded Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu.


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