The Balogun of Oyo and the head of Oyomesi, High Chief Yusuf Ayoola has narrated how Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi died on Friday, 22 April, 2022.
Basorun while addressing journalists, said the monarch was admitted for malaria at the Afe Babalola University, Teaching Hospital.
He said, “He (Oba Adeyemi) loved Chief Afe Babalola so much and he always received treatment in his hospital in Ekiti. He was receiving treatment at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital Ado Ekiti, but on Thursday, we were told that he was very h fine and would be discharged soon.
“On Friday morning, he took watermelon and said he wanted to go back home. He directed his wives to prepare because they would be leaving the hospital soon.
“The wives went to meet the doctors secretly, asking that he should not be discharged yet, but should be allowed to rest till today (Saturday) and then leave the hospital. But unfortunately, the sickness relapsed and he gave up the ghost.”
Balogun stated that “the firstborn of Oba Lamidi has informed Governor Seyi Makinde but we need to back it up with documentation, which will be signed by the family and I.”
“We should pray to God to help us to appoint a new Alaafin for Oyo people. God will be with us,” he added.