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Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, dies at 95


Yoruba traditional institution lost one of its most respected and longest serving monarchs, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, on Sunday.

Oba Oyewumi, the Soun of Ogbomoso, was 95 years when he joined his ancestors early this morning.

He was on the throne of his father’s for 48 years.

It was reliably learnt from sources close to the monarch at the palace that Oba Oyewumi passed on peacefully after taking ill in recent weeks.

Though the death is yet to be announced officially according to the customs and tradition of the people, his subjects are already mourning his passage.

The palace is expected to announce the royal death soon.

He was born on May 27, 1926, in Ogbomoso to Oba Bello Afolabi Oyewumi Ajagungbade II and Olori Seliat Olatundun Oyewumi.

Oba Oyewumi ascended the throne on October 24, 1973.

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