The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi is dead.
Infoexpert24 reports that Alaafin died at the age of 83. The Monarch ruled for 52 years. By tradition, the head of the Oyomesi, Basorun of Oyo, High Chief Yusuf Akinade Ayoola, would take over pending the appointment of a new Alaafin.
Palace officials said he died on Friday night at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
His remains were received at Idi-Igba in Oyo town in the early hours of Saturday, Infoexpert24 learned.
Traditional rites were said to have begun.
The report also stated that Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, will make an official announcement upon receiving the report of the monarch’s passing from the head of the ‘Oyo Mesi,’ Bashorun Yusuf Akinade, who will now lead Oyo town pending the installation of a new Alaafin of Oyo.
Born Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi on October 15, 1938, into the Alowolodu Royal House, Alaafin Adeyemi was crowned on November 18, 1970, following the passing away of Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu I.