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JUST IN: Olubadan passes on @93 after brief illness

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Olubadan of Ibadanland in Oyo State, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has been reported to have passed on at the age of 93 after a brief illness in the state.

As gathered, the monarch was pronounced dead by medical experts at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, where he was admitted after falling ill.

A staff of the palace, during an interview with newsmen, disclosed that the monarch fell ill about a week ago and was admitted at a private hospital in the state.

The palace staff, who was identified as Baba Oloko, disclosed that the monarch was already recuperating at the hospital but suddenly the sickness became worse, and was quickly transferred to the UCH yesterday for advance treatments.


According to him, all efforts of the medical experts at the specialist hospital, UCH, could not yield any success, and was pronounced dead at about 1:00 am on Sunday.

Adetunji joined his ancestors and other 40 Olubadan that had reigned before him on Sunday barely two months to his sixth coronation anniversary as the paramount ruler of the  Oyo state capital, Ibadan.

Prior to his coronation as the Olubadan of Ibadan, the deceased monarch was the Balogun of Ibadan land and was installed as the 41st monarch of the city on March 4, 2016.

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