The Palace of Alaafin of Oyo has confirmed the death of  Oba Lamidi Adeyemi the third.

The spokesperson for the late Oba, Mr Bode Durojaye, confirmed the death of the monarch

He said, “Alaafin is dead. Details in due course.”

It was gathered that the octogenarian monarch died on Friday night in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State Capital after a brief illness.

Durojaye said the Governor of the state, Seyi Makinde, has been informed of the passage of the monarch.

The monarch was reportedly receiving treatment at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti where he gave up the ghost.

The remains of one of the foremost traditional rulers in the country was said to have been brought back to Oyo Town

It was also gathered that rites of passage have started for the late Oba who reigned for 52 years.

Oba Adeyemi was born on October 15, 1938.

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