Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un
Top Yoruba monarch, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has returned to Allah, according to multiple media reports.
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 Ekiti State capital in Southwest Nigeria.
The remains of the top Yoruba traditional ruler were brought to Oyo town, 62 kilometres from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, in the early hours of Saturday and traditional rites began, palace sources told this newspaper.
He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.
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
May Allah forgive him all his shortcomings and grant him a home in jannatul firdaus
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