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[JUST IN] Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, is dead

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 The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the top Yoruba monarch, has died.

Alaafin Adeyemi, the third from the Alowodu Ruling House, died in the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State in South-West Nigeria, in the late hours of Friday.

According to palace sources, the remains of the senior Yoruba traditional ruler were taken to Oyo town, 62 kilometers from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, in the early hours of Saturday, and traditional rites began.

He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.



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