The Aláàfin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi (III) have reportedly joined his ancestral father today, 23rd of April, 2022.

The monarch who ruled Oyo Empire for 52 years died at the age of 83 (15th of October, 1938), an insider who plead anonymity confirmed to 1steleven9jatv.

Oyo Insight confirmed that the imperial monarch died at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, where he has been for routine medical check-up.

The monarch’s remains have been moved to Oyo town in the earliest part of Saturday and was received at Idi-Igba by his first son, Prince ‘Tunde, and his other siblings.

The head of the Oyomesi, Basorun of Oyo, High Chief Yusuf Akinade Ayoola, is expected to take over pending the appointment of a new Alaafin.

Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo State, is expected to be briefed officially Saturday morning by the Basorun.

The departure of Oba Adeyemi makes it three, the numbers of prominent Oyo kings that have joined their ancestors in the last five month. Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi died December 12, 2021 while Olubadan Saliu Adetunji died January 2, 2022.

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