- Weeks after the tragic transition of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Sat Guru Maharaj-ji has spoken about the incident
- The founder of One Love Foundation said he though Oba Adeyemi was poisoned, adding that the death should be probed
- Sat Guru who said he was pained by Oba Adeyemi's death said Iku Baba Yeye has to return because he does not believe he has died
Ibadan, Oyo state - Sat Guru Maharaj-ji, the founder of One Love Foundation, has spoken about the recent death of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
According to BBC Yoruba, Sat Guru said Iku Baba Yeye, as Oba Adeyemi was fondly called, must return to life because he believed the monarch had just transited, he did not die.
He added that the death of Oba Adeyemi should be probed, saying he thought the monarch was poisoned.
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In the same breath, Sat Guru said the late monarch could not be killed, adding that he's waiting for the princes of the departed monarch to speak.
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He said he was sad about the death of the monarch just as he also expressed reservations about how Oba Adeyemi was buried.
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Meanwhile, a high chief, Basorun Akinade Ayoola Yusuf, in Oyo state has spoken on the concept of abobaku (the man who is believed to die with the king).
In an interview, the chief said that it is important to bring the body of the deceased Alaafin out so that people could see that it was really the person who died.
He also said that kingmaking in Oyo takes time, adding that the rites performed when an Alaafin dies is always different from other kinds of kings. Chief Yusuff stated Oyo is a town rich in culture.
Bricklayer mourned Alaafin of Oyo
In another report, Legit.ng earlier reported that a man laying blocks at a construction site got people talking after he wowed many with his sweet voice.
Singing fuji music, the young man used his melodious voice to mourn the passing of the Alaafin of Oyo whose death was announced on Saturday, April 23.
He prayed for mercy for the late king, asking the Lord to give Oba Lamidi eternal rest in heaven. The man sang as he worked.