Osun: Olukoyi Of Ikoyi Kingdom Is Dead
The Olukoyi of Ikoyi kingdom in Osun State, Oba Yisau Bamitale Otunla Kodaolu 1, has died.
The monarch who reportedly died on Tuesday morning has been described as a father for all and a great agent of progressiveness and epitome of development in Ikoyi Osun.
Naija News learnt that the traditional ruler died this morning after battling an undisclosed illness.
Oba Kodaolu is said to have ruled the Ikoyi kingdom for 35 years having ascended the throne in 1987.
Chairman, Isokan South LCDA, Wasiu Oyetunji Oyelami, confirmed the death of the monarch.
Another popular politician in the state, Asiwaju Lanre Oladebo has through his Media Hub, commiserate with the people of Ikoyi Kingdom.
The politician’s condolence message on Facebook reads: “My heart bleeds as I woke up to read the bad news of the passage of Oba Yisau Bamitale Otunla who was reported to have joined his ancestors today 19th of April, 2022.
“I was devastated to hear the sudden death of our royal father who lived an exemplary life worthy of emulation before joining his ancestors. Baba was seen to be a father for all and a great agent of progressiveness and epitome of development in Ikoyi Osun, Isokan local government and Osun State by extension.
“The roles and immense contributions of our royal father will be felt and his vacuum in the areas of bringing the transformation and innovative ideas towards the betterment of the society will be forever missed.
“At this trying time of mourning our royal father, I join the multitude of the people of Isokan local government to commiserate with the entire people of Ikoyi Osun, our party leaders, the relatives, friends, families and associates over the demise of Olukoyi of Ikoyi Kingdom, Oba Yisau Bamitale Otunla.”
He prayed for God Almighty to grant fortitude to the bereaved family and the entire Ikoyi kingdom and Osun State.
He also asked God to forgive the shortcomings and make Aljanah Firdaus the eternal abode of the deceased.