The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, is dead. The traditional ruler died late Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
His remains have since been brought to his palace.
Below are some quick facts you should know about the revered monarch:
1. He was 83 years old.
2. Oba Adeyemi reigned as Alaafin for 52 years.
3. Alaafin Adeyemi III was from the Alowodu Ruling House.
4. He succeeded Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu I in 1970.
5. He was popularly known as Iku Baba Yeye.