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PHOTOS: 87 Days After, Oyo’s Oldest Monarch Laid To Rest


87 days after his demise, the remains of the oldest monarch in Oyo State, the late Onilua of Ilualand, Obas Samuel Afolabi Durodola II, has been interred.

OYOINSIGHT.COM had earlier reported that the monarch died on Saturday, May 23, 2020, after a brief illness.

His burial was held on the 20th of August in firm compliance with traditional rites by the Oro adherents.

The late monarch, who was buried among his ancestors at the extreme outskirt of the town was accompanied by a pure white horse to the graveyard.

According to the late monarch’s town crier, Sunday Adepoju who spoke with LegitNG, this was in line with laid down procedures which civilization could not alter.

Before his burial, his remains were taken to local government secretariat for government functionaries at the local level to pay their last respect and subsequent display by the undertakers across the town before he was finally laid to rest at his palace.

Oro adherents obtained the coffins that carried the late monarch’s remains for their necessary traditional atonement before he was finally laid to rest.

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