BREAKING: Late Alaafin’s Son Abdulfatai Is Dead, Details Emerge

BREAKING: Late Alaafin’s Son Abdulfatai Is Dead, Details Emerge

  • It was a sad day in Oyo state as Prince Abdulfatai Adeyemi, the son of the late Alaafin of Oyo, gave up the ghost
  • Reports have it that Abdulfatai journeyed to the land of the dead in the wee hours of Friday at a hospital in Ibadan
  • As of the time of filing this report, the family has yet to speak on the development or react to the reports concerning the Prince's demise journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Oyo state, Ibadan - Oyo state is currently mourning as the son of the late Alaafin of Oyo, Prince Abdulfatai Adeyemi, fondly called D-Gov, reportedly passed on.

Late Alaafin of Oyo, Abdulfatai, Ibadan, Oyo state
Prince Abdulfatai died a day before his 47th birthday. Photo credit: Rufai Solomon Olusesan
Source: Facebook

The Punch reported that Abdulfatai died of diabetes at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan in the wee hours of Friday, December 8, a day before his 47th birthday.

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Abdulfatai contested for House of Reps seat in 2019

The Oyo prince, who was said to have been ill for a while, aspired for the Oyo Federal Constituency on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2019 but lost the election to his brother, Akeem Adeyemi, fondly called Skimeh, who was re-elected for the second term, The Nation report confirmed.

Before his death, he was also appointed by the state governor, Seyi Makinde, as the chairman of the Oyo state local government pension board in his first term, Vanguard reported.

Three traditional rulers die in Oyo auto crash

Earlier, reported that residents of Oriire local government in Oyo state were thrown into mourning over the death of the three monarchs from the area on Friday night, December 1.

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They died in an auto crash at Aje Iye in Oriire local government area.

Two of the affected monarchs died on the spot, while the third one died a few hours later at the Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital, where he was undergoing treatment.

Appeal court judge Shagbaor Ikyegh is dead

In another similar development, earlier reported that Justice Joseph Shagbaor Ikyegh, a judge of the Court of Appeal, passed away at the age of 65.

Justice Ikyeh died on Wednesday, December 6, the family confirmed in a statement.

In the statement issued on Thursday, December 7, the family said the late justice died in Makurdi, Benue state capital, but they did not state the cause of his death.

Nigerian ambassador dies at 42

Also, reported that Nigeria's Ambassador to Morocco, Alhaji Mansur Nuhu Bamalli, passed on.

A statement on Friday, October 20, by the media and publicity officer of the Zazzau emirate council said Bamalli died at a private hospital in Lagos. He was aged 42.

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The deceased was also the Magajin Garin Zazzau and the biological younger brother to the Emir of Zazzau, Malam Ahmed Nuhu Bamalli.


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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email:

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