The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has passed away at the age of 83.
Adeyemi died at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti in late hours of Friday.
The late Alaafin’s first son, Prince ‘Tunde, and other children had received the monarch’s remains at Idi-Igba, Oyo town early Saturday morning.
Oba Lamidi ruled for 52 years before his demise, making him the longest-reigning Alaafin in history.
He was from the Adeyemi branch of the Alowolodu family. He was born on October 15, 1938.
He succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II in 1970 and was crowned on January 14, 1971.
Adeyemi III was the son of Oba Adeyemi II, the former Alaafin of Oyo who was deposed and sent into exile in 1954 for having sympathy for the National Council of Nigerian Citizens.