The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed on. He died at 83 years as the longest-reigning Alaafin having ruled for 52 years.
The Yoruba monarch reportedly died at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, on Friday night, April 22 and his corpse was taken to Oyo state for burial.
The Alaafin had been sick and was reportedly set to be flown abroad for treatment before he died on late Friday night. His tickets and those of a few wives have been bought before his sudden demise.
Alaafin Adeyemi was born on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal House of the famous Oyo town. His reign began on November 18, 1970, after succeeding Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu I. He is survived by many wives and children.