Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi Has Passed Away
Popular Yoruba monarch, HRM Lamide Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo has died, Premium Times reports.
Oba Adeyemi, the third from the Alowodu Ruling House, died Friday night at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State in South-West Nigeria.
The remains of the top monarch were ferried back to Oyo town, 62 kilometres from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, in the early hours of Saturday and traditional rites began, palace sources told Premium Times .
He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.
The Oyo state Governor, Seyi Makinde is expected to make official announcement on Saturday morning.