Palace Confirms Alaafin Of Oyo’s Death
The Palace of Oyo has confirmed the death of Yoruba monarch, Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
The spokesman of the monarch, Bode Durojaye, confirmed the development in a chat with Punch on Saturday.
Durojaye said, “Alaafin is dead. Details in due course.”
It was gathered that Alaafin died on Friday night in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State Capital after a brief illness.
A further report had it that the state Governor, Seyi Makinde, has been informed of the death of the monarch.
Alaafin was reportedly receiving treatment at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti where he gave up the ghost.
It was disclosed that the rites of passage have started for Alaafin who reigned for 52 years.
The monarch is the third prominent Oba to have died in Oyo State in less than five months.