- On Sunday, December 12, the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, died at the palace at age 95
- Barely a month after the demise of her father, the monarch's daughter, Danmole, has been reported dead
- According to the report, Danmole, who is said to be the eldest daughter of the monarch, had been ill for a while
The family of the late Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi has been thrown into mourning following the death of the monarch's eldest daughter.
The Punch reports that the first daughter of the late monarch, Prof Taibat Danmole, died on Saturday, January 8 at the age of 71.
Sources within the palace told the newspaper on Sunday, January 9, that Danmole had been ill for some time before she breathed her last on Saturday, 28 days after her monarch father joined his ancestors.
One of them said:
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“Baba’ first daughter died yesterday. She has been sick for sometime and it happened yesterday. We just pray that God will spare the lives of those of us remaining.”
Danmole, who was born on March 19, 1951, it was gathered, would be buried on Sunday afternoon in Ilorin, the Kwara state capital.
The deceased, who was said to be a professor of education was married to another university don, Prof. Hakeem Danmole, who is the Dean College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.
The late Danmole was said to have been a lecturer at the University of Ilorin before she transferred her service to the Lagos State University where she retired.
She was said to have relocated to Ilorin where she joined her husband at Al- Hikmah University.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that on Sunday, December 12, His Imperial Majesty, the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III, joined his ancestors.
Oba Oyewumi, described as a peace-loving monarch, died at the ripe age of 95.
In October 2020, warmed the hearts of many Nigerians when he rejected N100 million donated by Governor Seyi Makinde for the repair of portions of his palace that was damaged during an #EndSARS protest in Ogbomoso town.
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