The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, has died at the age of 85 in a London hospital.
The monarch was said to have died around 5pm on Tuesday
Relevant officials, who spoke to our correspondent on Tuesday night, however, refused to confirm the monarch’s death, saying they did not want to be quoted on the death of the foremost traditional ruler, who was said to have passed away on Tuesday.
The highly respected monarch has been ill for some time. A major reason he has been visiting spiritualist’s homes lately. Though at the ripe age of 85, no one shoukdnt have expected the Onirisa to be of perfect health, but he made sure that he did everything to live until the very end
Oba Sijuwade became the fiftieth traditional ruler or Ife in 1980.