Olubadan of Ibadan Dies in His Sleep at 101 - Leystradamus.Com.Ng

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Olubadan of Ibadan Dies in His Sleep at 101

“I can tell you that Prof. Femi Lana and some high chiefs have taken the corpse to the mortuary but I will not tell you the hospital because his death has not been formally announced,” an insider confirmed.

The Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade 1, is dead. The monarch, who attained the age of 100 years in 2014, passed away Tuesday evening after he reportedly lost consciousness.

Other details about his death were sketchy.

The Personal Assistant to the late monarch, Chief Isiaka Akinpelu, however denied the death, saying it was a rumour. He said Oba Odulana still ate yesterday, adding that he was hale and hearty.

His death will throw the city into mourning after brouhaha over promotion of nine high chiefs on January 1 which pitted the Olubadan-In-Council against the Oyo State government.

Oba Odulana mounted the throne in 2007 as the 39th Olubadan of Ibadan land. He was the 17th Olubadan since the title was elevated from Baale Ibadan to the Olubadan in 1930. The first traditional ruler to bear the title was Oba Okunola Abass who reigned from 1930-1946.

The Olubadan was said to have died 86 days to his 102nd birthday. If true, may his soul rest in peace!

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