Adeola Oloko, spokesman of the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, has denied rumours that the late monarch died of COVID-19.
Recall that Oba Adetunji died at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, in the early hours of Sunday. The late monarch was aged 93.
Oba Adetunji was crowned Olubadan after the demise of his predecessor, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade.
In a chat with reporters on Sunday morning inside the palace, Oloko said the monarch died after a brief illness and not from COVID-19.
He disclosed that the monarch’s remains will be buried at the palace according to Islamic rites by 4pm.
Oloko said: “It was around 1am that Kabiyesi passed on.
“Around 9pm (Saturday), he was first taken to a private hospital, before he was carried to UCH Ibadan around 1am, thereafter he passed on.
“Baba passed on after a brief illness. He spent about five to six days at the hospital.”
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