Olubadan of Ibadan joins ancestors 

THE popular traditional ruler, Olubadan of Ibadan Land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji has joined his ancestors.


His death came barely a month after  the death of Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi.


He was aged 93.


It was gathered that the monarch joined his ancestors in the early hours of Sunday.


The late monarch, ruled over 11 local government areas that make up Ibadan


Sources at the Popoyemoja Palace of the Olubadan said that the Olubadan died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.


A source, who pleaded anonymity said, “Yes the Olubadan has joined his ancestors.


“He died at UCH.


“Though, people are still at the palace celebrating the new year but the monarch has joined his ancestors at UCH”.


A press statement on behalf of the palace reads:


Press Release

Olubadan passes on, to be buried today

The 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland, and Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 has joined his ancestor.

Oba Adetunji, 93 passed away in the early hours of this morning at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan.

He is survived by his wife, Olori Rashidat Ololade Adetunji, Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He will be buried at 4.00 pm today at his Popoyemoja, Ibadan Palace according to Muslim rites. Other things follow later.


Adeola Oloko (Mr.)

Personal Assistant/Director of Media and Publicity

For: His Majesty


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