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How Olubadan Died – Palace Spokesperson

Details of how the late Olubadan of Ibadanland, Saliu Adetunji joined his ancestors, have emerged.

Adetunji passed at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Sunday.

He was aged 93.

The Olubadan died 22 days after the of Soun of Ogbomoso, Jimoh Oyewumi.

Adetunji was crowned Olubadan after the demise of Samuel Odulana Odugade.

Explaining how the monarch passed on to reporters, the Palace spokesman, Adeola 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 around 1am, thereafter he passed on.

“Baba passed on after a brief illness. He spent about five to six days at the hospital.”

He said the late Olubadan will be buried on Sunday (today) by 4pm.

Oloko refuted rumors that the monarch died of COVID-19.

His remains will be buried at the palace.

The grave diggers have commenced work.

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