Ooni’s Deputy, Obalufe, Dies At 85

Less than three months after the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, joined his ancestors, his second in command, Obalufe of Ife, Oba Solomon Folorunso Omisakin has also passed on.

Though one of the palace chiefs, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Daily Sun when our correspondent visited the palace yesterday that Omisakin was in an undisclosed hospital, one of his daughters, when contacted, confirmed that he actually died at 10a.m. yesterday.

The daughter, who also preferred anonymity emotionally said: “won ti ku o,” meaning “he has died.”

It was gathered that the late Obalufe, who was also the leader of Ife kingmakers, was on sick bed when  Sijuwade died in a London Hospital during a brief illness.

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