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Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi buried according to Islamic rites

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has been buried in the ancient town of Oyo in south-west Nigeria according to Islamic rites.

His remains were laid to rest earlier today within the premises of the palace, barely a day after he was confirmed dead in a hospital in Ado Ekiti.

Alaafin, who was popularly known as ‘Iku Baba Yeye, spent 52 years in power and was 83 years as of the time his death was announced.

Following the announcement of his passing, Islamic rites were conducted on the body of the late Alaafin.

Islamic clerics led by the Chief Imam of Oyo town were joined by members of the family of the late traditional ruler and some of his chiefs to offer prayers for the repose of his soul.

After the prayers, his body was taken back to the palace where the final burial was held.

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