Olubadan of Ibadan Joins Ancestors

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The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Aje Ogunguniso 1, has joined his ancestors at 93 years old.

The Palace of the Olubadan confirmed the demise of the first class monarch.

The Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Publicity to the late Olubadan, Mr Adeola Oloko, confirmed the death in a statement released on Sunday.

The statement says the monarch would be buried today (Sunday) at his Popoyemoja Palace, Ibadan according to Muslim rites.

The statement entitled “Olubadan passes on, to be buried today”, reads in part: “The 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland, and Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso I has joined his ancestors.

“Oba Adetunji, 93, passed away in the early hours of this morning at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan.

“He is survived by his wife, Olori Rashidat Ololade Adetunji, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be buried at 4.00 pm today at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan Palace according to Muslim rites. Other things will follow later.”

The sad event occured exactly twenty-two days after the death of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi.