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BREAKING: ALAAFIN OF OYO JOINS ANCESTORS AT 83

Sources from the ancient palace of Oyo town say, the highly revered monarch, Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III has joined his ancestors. Alaafin died at 83.

Alaafin Adeyemi III was born Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal House, and as a member of the House of Oranmiyan to Raji Adeniran Adeyemi (born 1871), who later became Alaafin in 1945, and Ibironke of Epo-Gingin.
Kaabiesi Lamidi Adeyemi succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II in 1970, during the governorship of Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, after the end of the Nigerian Civil War.
In 1975, the head of state General Murtala Ramat Muhammed included Oba Adeyemi in his entourage to the hajj.
He was chancellor of Uthman dan Fodiyo University in Sokoto from 1980 to 1992.
In 1990, President Ibrahim Babangida appointed him Amir-ul-Hajj in recognition of his commitment to the consolidation of Islam in Nigeria.

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