Deputy of the late Ooni of Ife also dead

In recent news reaching our stables,
Oba Solomon Folorunso Omisakin, the Obalufe of Iremo who is deputy or second in command in Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria has recently been reported dead. He is the head of king makers in Ife and 2nd to Oba Sijuwade, the Ooni of Ife who also died of recent.
Oba Omisakin was reported to have slumped on a Thursday morning and was consequently rushed to Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital (OAUTH) where he “waja” (died) as tradition demands the identity of a King’s death. As it seems,the death of Obalufe might prolong the processes of selecting the new Ooni of Ife due to the important roles he has to play in it. Obalufe of Iremo is responsible for pronouncing the new Ooni of Ife and presenting him, the new king to the people which he couldn’t unfortunately do. Oba Solomon Omisakin was aged 83.


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