In one month, Oyo State has lost four important indigenes.
Three first-class monarchs and one prominent politician in the State succumbed to the cold hands of death.
· Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Dr Jimoh Oladunni Oyewumi JP CON CFR Ajagungbade III – December 12, 2021
The Soun of Ogbomoso passed on last year. He died at 95 after he reigned for 48 years. Ajagungbade ascended the throne on October 24, 1973.
He was born on May 27, 1926, in Ogbomoso to Oba Bello Afolabi Oyewumi Ajagungbade II and Ayaba Seliat Olatundun Oyewumi.
· Asigangan of Igangan, Oba Abdul-Azeez Adewuyi, Aribiyan II – December 21, 2021
The Asigangan of Igangan land in Oyo State, Oba Abdul-Azeez Adewuyi, Aribiyan II, died last year.
His death came barely ten days after the demise of Soun of Ogbomoso.
· Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Saliu Adetunji, Ogunguniso 1 – January 02, 2022
The first class monarch who ascended the throne on March 4, 2016, died at 93.
Adetunji was born on August 26, 1928 to the family of Raji Olayiwola and Suwebat Amope Adetunji in the Alusekere compound, Popoyemoja, Ibadan.
The death of Oba Adetunji came 22 days after the death of Soun.
Adetunji was crowned Olubadan after the demise of Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade. He was the first of 17 children of his parents.
· Otunba (Dr) Adebayo Alao-Akala – January 12, 2022
The former Oyo Governor died just 12 days after the New Year. His death came as a rude shock to many. Alao-Akala, who was born in Ogbomosho on June 3, 1950, died at 71.
Alao-Akala was a former police officer and a former Deputy Governor to Chief Rashidi Ladoja.
He became Governor when Ladoja was impeached. He was a candidate of the ADP in the 2019 governorship election in Oyo State before defecting to the APC.