Photos: Tears as Olubadan’s body arrives palace for burial

Emotions rose high as the body of the late Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, arrived his Popoyemoja Palace, Ibadan, Oyo State, on Sunday.

His corpse was welcomed by a large crowd among whom were sympathisers who broke down in tears as the late monarch’s remains were offloaded from an ambulance.

The departed 93 years old monarch’s body was wrapped in light blue cloth when he was taken inside his palace by some aides.

A press statement by the late monarch’s Director of Media and Publicity, Adeola Oloko, announced that the would be buried today”.

The statement read, “The 41st Olubadan of Ibadanland, and Chairman, Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji, Aje Ogungunniso 1 has joined his ancestor.

“Oba Adetunji, 93, passed away in the early hours of this morning at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan.

“He is survived by his wife, Olori Rashidat Ololade Adetunji, Children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Oba Adetunji passed away on early on Sunday.

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