Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed on.
Alaafin Adeyemi, the third from the Alowolodu Ruling House, was reported to have died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
The remains of the top Yoruba traditional ruler were brought to Oyo in the early hours of Saturday, and traditional rites began.
Oba Adeyemi was 83 years old and the longest-reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.
Oyo State Governor, 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, who will now lead Oyo before a new Alaafin is installed.
More details later…