Alaafin of Oyo transits @83

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* To be Buried today
The Alaafin of  Oyo  Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has passed on to glory today at 82 years to be buried by 4pm  today  according to Muslim rites  as confirmed by rhe family.
As soon as the news of his demise fritters to town, road side shops, market, Akesan shopping complex some filling stations,closer to the palace were hurriedly  lockdown while some traders were seen  discussing in hush tones at the entrance of their shops and ware houses.
The spokesperson for the late Oba, Mr Bode Durojaye has also confirmed the death of the monarch.
Durojaye said, “Alaafin is dead. Details in due course.”
It was gathered that the octogenarian monarch died on Friday night in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State Capital after a brief illness.
Another source inside the palace confirmed the death of the traditional ruler.
He noted that the highly reffered Yoruba monarch died on Saturday morning.
It has also been confirmed that Engr. Seyi Makinde, the Executive Governor of Oyo State had been briefed about the passage of the monarch.
The monarch who clocked 83 years on October 15 was reportedly receiving treatment at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti where he gave up the ghost.
It was also gathered that rites of passage have started for the late Oba who reigned for 52 years.
Oba Adeyemi was born on October 15, 1938.



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