By NWANKWO, Grace Chinasa
Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo has reportedly died after illness. He died on Friday night, April 22, 2022, at Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State.
The Alaafin ruled for 52 years, making him the longest reigning Alaafin in the history of Alowodu Ruling House.
He was 83 years old when he died.
He left behind 13 wives and several children.
His remains were said to have been moved to Oyo town in the earliest part of Saturday and were received at Idi-Igba by his first son, Prince Tunde and his other siblings. Vanguard Reports.
The Governor of Oyo State, Engineer 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, the head of the ‘Oyo Mesi’, who will now lead Oyo town before a new Alaafin is installed.
Meanwhile, the Alaafin, Oba Adeyemi was born on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal House of the famous Oyo town.
He was crowned on November 18, 1970, succeeding Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu I.