Alaafin of Oyo Rumoured Dead — But Palace Says He’s ‘Hale And Hearty’

 


Lamidi Adeyemi, Alaafin of Oyo, is reported dead.

TheCable learnt the Alaafin had been ill, but later succumbed to his illness.

He was 83 years old and had been on the throne for 52 years.

But the palace of the monarch issued a statement dismissing reports of his death.

The palace said the Alaafin is “hale and hearty”.


“It has come to the notice of the Office of the Director of Media and Publicity to the Alaafin of Oyo about a fake report making the wave in the social media, by a disgruntled group of bloggers, about the imaginary death of His Imperial

Majesty, IKu Baba Yeye, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111, the Alaafin of Oyo,” the palace said.

“Members of the public are hereby urged to disregard the unfounded report, as the Paramount Ruler is hale and hearty Precisely on Monday and Tuesday this week, Oba Adeyemi, accompanied by some of his wives (Ayabas), children, aides and well wishers was at the Durbar Stadium Oyo, for physical fitness exercises as usual.

“He has neither fallen sick nor rushed to the hospital for any serious ailment, hence he and his family remain agile and active.

“The general public should not entertain any fear at all, as IKu Baba Yeye is healthy, physically fit and mentally stable.”

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