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Oldest King in Oyo State Dies at 141

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Oba Afolabi, the oldest king in Oyo State, the Onilua of Ilua, has passed away at the age of 141.

It was revealed that the Monarch died in the early hours of Saturday, May 24, after a brief illness associated with old age.

The monarch was born in 1879 and became king in 1982 following the demise of Oba Majaro in 1981.

Afolabi, the Onilua of Ilualand in Kajola LGA in Oyo, was said to be the oldest monarch in Nigeria.

It was revealed that Oba Afolabi was a commercial farmer at Arigidana, Baba ode in Itesiwaju local government area of the state before community leaders and kingmakers unanimously agreed to make him the king of Ilualand. During his lifetime as a king, he contributed greatly to the growth and development of Ilualand, Kajola Local Government and Oyo state.

 

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