Published On: Sun, Jan 2nd, 2022

BREAKING: Olubadan Is Dead

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News Investigators/ The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has joined his ancestors.

News Agency report quoted a source who confirmed that the 93-year-old traditional ruler died at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, in the early hours of Sunday.

However, the cause of the death was not clear as at press time.

Oba Adetunji died few weeks after two prominent traditional rulers in Oyo State, Soun of Ogbomoso and Asigangan of Igangan, joined their ancestors.

Oba Adetunji, the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland, ascended the throne of his forefathers on March 4, 2016.

A source who pleaded anonymity, said the Olubadan-in-Council would soon make official announcement on the demise of the first class traditional ruler.

Also, some of the chiefs who spoke on condition of anonymity confided that the oba had joined his ancestors.

They said that official announcement would be made in due course.

The atmosphere in the city remained calm with many residents trooping to the Popoyemoja Palace of the traditional ruler to confirm the news.

Scores of residents were seen in groups discussing the demise of the traditional ruler in the early day of the New Year.

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