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How did Alaafin Of Oyo die and what was his cause of death?


How did Alaafin Of Oyo die and what was his cause of death?: The world is constantly hit with the passing news of famous personalities from the past three years. Day after day we are constantly losing those people who have a great contribution to the world. In this lineup, one more name is added who recently perished. Top Yoruba monarch, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has died. Alaafin Adeyemi, the 3rd from the Alowolodu Ruling House, passed away in the late hours of Friday (22nd April 2022) at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State in South-West Nigeria. Follow More Update OnĀ GetIndiaNews.com

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

How did Alaafin Of Oyo die?

At the time of passing he was 83 years old and the longest-reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for around 52 years. As per the report, the remains of the top Yoruba traditional ruler were brought to Oyo town which is 62 kilometers from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, in the early hours of Saturday and traditional rites started, the palace sources informed the media outlet. Seyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo State, is expected to make an official declaration upon getting a report of the passing of the monarch from the Bashorun of Oyo, Yusuf Akinafe, the head of the “Oyo Mesi”, who will now direct Oyo town prior to a new Alaafin is installed.

As per the latest report, The monarch had been sick and a plan had been made to fly him abroad for his medical treatment prior to he passed on late Friday night. A source close with the medical travel plan stated his tickets and those of a few spouses were already procured. His demise came months after the 2 other senior Oyo State monarchs- the Olubadan of Ibadan, Saliu Adetunji, and the Soun of Ogbomoso, Jimoh Oyewumi passed away. All these deaths occurred in less than 5 months.

Alaafin Of Oyo Death Cause

A new Olubadan has been put but the Soun throne remains vacant. Alaafin Adeyemi was born on the 15th of October, 1938 in Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi into the Alowolodu Royal House of the popular Oyo town. Adeyemi was crowned on 18th November 1970, succeeding Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu I. He was known famously as Iku Baba Yeye. While he step down, he was the permanent chairperson of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs.

With the death of Alaafin Adeyemi, it is now the turn of the Agunloye Ruling House in order to produce the next Oyo monarch. Alaafin Ladigbolu, the predecessor of Mr Adeyemi, was from the Agunloye House.

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Pallavi Ghosh has covered politics and Parliament for 15 years, and has reported extensively on Congress, UPA-I and UPA-II, and has now included the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog in her reportage. She tweets at @alishach03


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