Another traditional ruler in Oyo State, the Onijeru of Ijeru land, Oba Elijah Olaniyi Popoola has joined his ancestors.
Meziesblog learned that the death of Oba Popoola is coming after the death of some prominent traditional rulers in the state.
According to social media updates, the Onijeru of Ijeru land in Ogbomoso South Local government area of the state, Oba Ellijah Olaniyi Popoola joined his ancestors on Friday at the age of 85 after a brief illness.
It was learnt that the monarch ascended the throne in the year 2008.
Our correspondent gathered that no fewer that seven traditional rulers have joined their ancestors in the last six months in the state.
Prominent among the traditional rulers who have joined their ancestors in the last six months in the state are the Onigbeti, Soun of Ogbomoso, Olubadan of Ibadan land and Alaafin of Oyo, among others.
On November 7th 2021, the Onigbeti of Igbeti land, Oba Emmanuel Oyekan Oyebisi, Afasegbejo III has joined his ancestors at the age of 77.
It was also reported that the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi joined his ancestors on December 12th 2021.
On December 21st, media reports confirmed that the Asigangan of Igangan, in Ibarapa North local government area Oba Lasisi Adeoye Lawuyi Aribiyan, had joined his ancestors.
The 41st Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji also joined his ancestors on January 2nd 2022 at the age of 93.
Our correspondent also on January 31st 2022 reported that another monarch, Oba Gabriel Adepoju, has joined his ancestors. Oba Adepoju was until his death the Oloko of Oko Ile in Oriire Local Government area of the state.
Our correspondent also on April 8th 2022 reported that the Onikoyi of Ikoyi-Ile, in the Oriire Local Government Area of the state, Oba Abdulyekeen Ayinla Oladipupo, was dead.
The 45th Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi also on 23rd April this year died at the age of 83.