Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji.
Palace officials have confirmed the death of the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji.
We had earlier reported that the monarch died in the early hours of Sunday.
The monarch who died at the age of 93 ascended the throne in March 2016.
The palace is a statement signed by Adeola Oloko, Media Aide to the Olubadan made the official announcement of the monarch’s passing.
Oloko in the statement said the monarch would be buried at 4pm today.
Oloko added that the burial would be conducted in line with Islamic rites.
He said, “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”.
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