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Olubadan of Ibadan Oba Adetunji laid to rest

The remains of the late Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Ogunguniso 1, who died on Sunday, January 2, at the age of 93, was laid to rest in his Popoyemoja palace, Ibadan according to Islamic rites.

The corpse was taken for interment after a lying-state at the ancient Mapo Hall, Ibadan for the late traditional ruler.

Prominent personalities who attended the burial at the palace of the late monarch were Governor Seyi Makinde, who was represented by his Deputy, Rauf Olaniyan; the Osi Olubadan, Chief Rasheed Ladoja, another former governor of the state, Otunba Adebayo Alao Akala, former and present President-Generals of Central Council of Ibadan Indigenes, CCI, Chief Bayo Oyero and Prince Yemisi Adeaga.

The Olubadan died at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan.

Until his death, the Olubadan was the 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland.

In an interview with Radio Nigeria, the Personal Assistant to the Monarch on Media, Chief Adeola Oloko said the monarch died after a brief illness.

The Media aide noted that the monarch who was a devoted Muslim, survived by wives and many children

Reporting by James Famakin; editing by Adeniyi Bakare