The Alaafin of Oyo’s Media and Publicity Director, Bode Durojaiye, has denied news of the death of the monarch.
News filtered in on Saturday morning that Alaafin Adeyemi, the third from the Alowodu Ruling House, died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
In a statement sent to newsbreak.ng, Durojaiye described the news as a ‘fake report by disgruntled group of bloggers’.
According to him, “On Monday and Tuesday this week, Oba Adeyemi, accompanied by some of his wives (Ayabas), children, aides and well-wishers was at the Durbar Stadium, Oyo, for physical fitness exercises as usual.”
The statement reads: “It has come to the notice of the Office of the Director of Media and Publicity to the Alaafin of Oyo about a fake report making the wave in the social media, by a disgruntled group of bloggers, about the imaginary death of His Imperial Majesty, Iku Baba Yeye, Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi 111, the Alaafin of Oyo.
“Members of the public are hereby urged to disregard the unfounded report, as the Paramount Ruler is hale and hearty.
“Precisely on Monday and Tuesday this week, Oba Adeyemi, accompanied by some of his wives (Ayabas), children, aides and well-wishers was at the Durbar Stadium, Oyo, for physical fitness exercises as usual.
“He has neither fallen sick nor rushed to the hospital for any serious ailment, hence he and his family remain agile and active.
“The general public should not entertain any fear at all, as Iku Baba Yeye is healthy, physically fit and mentally stable.”
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