Breaking: Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi is dead

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Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo
The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed on at the age of 83.

Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

Alaafin of Oyo is the third from the Alowodu Ruling House.

The remains of the top Yoruba traditional ruler were brought to Oyo in the early hours of Saturday and traditional rites began.

He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.

More details shortly.

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