The Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji has been reported dead after an undisclosed illness.
DAILY GIST learnt that the 93-years-old monarch joined his ancestors in the wee hours of Sunday at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Oyo state.
Mr Adetunji ascended the throne in March 2016 following the demise of his predecessor Samuel Odulana Odungade.
He was crowned the 41st Olubadan.
Adetunji’s succession to the throne was an act of God as two candidates to the throne before him died before they reached the height of the royal ascendancy system in 2016.
Adetunji was born on August 26, 1928 to the family of Raji Olayiwola and Suwebat Amope Adetunji in the Alusekere compound, Popoyemoja, Ibadan. He was the eldest of his father’s 17 children.
His mother was from the Balogun family of Apomu and as of the time he ascended the throne in 2016, the departed monarch and his brother, Ambali were the only surviving children of the mother’s four children.
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