- There is pain, tears, and grief in the Iseyin town of Ibadan, Oyo state capital over the death of Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiyu Salawudeen
- Oba Salawudeen, a prominent and high-class Yoruba traditional ruler, died on Sunday, July 24, at UCH Ibadan
- Sources have it that the monarch has been receiving treatment at the universtity hospital for months but died on Sunday at 62 years
The people of Iseyin in Ibadan, the state capital were thrown into sudden mourning on Sunday, July 24, over the death of the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdulganiyu Salawudeen, Ologunebi Ajinese 1.
Oba Salawudeen's death is the latest recipe for pain and tears months after the passing on of Oba Jimoh Oyewumi, Soun of Ogbomoso; Oba Saliu Adetunji and Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
A veterinary doctor who graduated from the University, the deceased traditional ruler ascended the throne in 2007.
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Reports have it that he has been at the University College Hospital for months and gave up the ghost on Sunday at the age of 62 years.
Amid the monarch's death, traditionalists are said to have begun burial rites around the ancient town.
Multiple sources who spoke to Legit.ng confirmed the death of the monarch while the palace is expected to officially break the sad news later in the day.
2 Months after his death, Alaafin of Oyo's most senior wife dies
Meanwhile, Olori Kafayat, the most senior wife of the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III was dead.
Kafayat died barely two months after her husband joined his ancestors on Friday, April 22. The late Alaafin died at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State, after developing complications related to prostate enlargement.
However, it was gathered that Kafayat who is the mother of Prince Adebayo Adeyemi, the chairman of the Oyo State Local Government Pensions Board passed on late Friday night.
Details of Kafayat's death were still sketchy at the time of this report, the director of media and publicity at the Alaafin Palace, Bode Durojaye, has confirmed the incident.