BREAKING: Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Dies At 83


Popular Yoruba monarch, The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has passed on. He was 83 years old.


The top traditional ruler died in the late hours of Friday, April 22 according to palace officials.


Adeyemi died at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, The PUNCH was told.


The late Alaafin’s first son, Prince ‘Tunde, and other children had received the monarch’s remains at Idi-Igba, Oyo town early Saturday morning.


Palace sources confirmed that traditional rites had begun without giving details about his burial arrangement yet.


Adeyemi ruled for 52 years before his demise, making him the longest-reigning Alaafin.


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