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BREAKING: Olubadan joins ancestors at 93

Oba Saliu Adetunji

By Yinka Adeniran And Alao Abiodun

The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji has joined his ancestors.

He was aged 93.

He reportedly passed on at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, on Sunday.

The Ekarun Olubadan, High Chief Amidu Ajibade, confirmed his demise.

Oba Adetunji was crowned the 41st Olubadan on March 4, 2017.

He took over after the demise of Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade.

Born on August 26, 1928 to the family of Raji Olayiwola and Suwebat Amope Adetunji in the Alusekere compound, Popoyemoja, Ibadan, he was the eldest of his father’s 17 children.

His mother came from the Balogun family of Apomu while his father was a renowned Ibadan indigene.

It happened 22 days after the death of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi.

Another source in the palace who did not deny or confirm the news said he was not in the position to speak on the matter.

He, however, said the palace was calm and peaceful.

Media aide to the Olubadan, Mr Adeola Oloko, did not pick call as at the time of filing this report.

Credit: The Nation

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