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Another Traditional Ruler In Oyo Is Dead




Another traditional ruler in Oyo State, the Onijeru of Ijeru land, Oba Elijah Olaniyi Popoola is dead.

The Yoruba monarch joined his ancestors on Friday at the age of 85 after a brief illness.

The death of Oba Popoola is coming after the death of some prominent traditional rulers in the state.

The Onijeru of Ijeru land is in the Ogbomoso South Local government area of Oyo state.

According to reports, the monarch ascended the throne of his fathers in 2008.

In the last six months, the state has seen not less than seven traditional rulers join their ancestors.

Some of the traditional rulers include Onigbeti, Soun of Ogbomoso, Olubadan of Ibadan land and Alaafin of Oyo, among others.

In other news, Olaosegba, one of the sons of the late Ashipa of Oyo, Chief Amuda Olorunkosebi, has narrated how his father was gruesomely murdered in Oyo.

Olaosegba in an interview with Punch disclosed that his father was killed in a gruesome manner, adding that it was dastardly done.