The Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, has passed away. Sources close to the monarch at the palace told our correspondent that the 95-year-old traditional ruler died on Sunday morning(today).
This was corroborated by two other highly placed sources in the town.
He said, “It is true that Baba has passed on. It happened this morning but it has not been announced officially.
“He lived a good life and left many good legacies. The palace will soon announce it.”
President Muhammadu Buhari condoled with the family of the monarch and also commiserated with the government and people of Oyo State, the Council of Obas and especially the indigenes of Ogbomosoland.
He urged sons and daughters of Ogbomosoland to be consoled with the fact that Oba Oyewumi accentuated his reign with the development and progress of the community through enduring peace and extension of hands of fellowship to people of other lands.
He was born on May 27, 1926, in Ogbomoso to Oba Bello Afolabi Oyewumi Ajagungbade II and Olori Seliat Olatundun Oyewumi
Oba Oyewumi ascended the throne on October 24, 1973.