Sunday, August 2

Ooni of Ife's body arrives Nigeria despite Chiefs denying his death

The body of Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade has reportedly being brought back to Nigeria, despite the claims of Ife Royal Traditional Council saying that the King is still alive. According to a confirmation to Punch from a close source, the monarch has been confirmed dead and his body has arrived Osun State, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

The source said:

“One of the sons of the Ooni travelled to the United Kingdom on Tuesday when the incident happened and I was told that he was part of the entourage that accompanied the body back to Nigeria. The body was said to have been brought back to the palace in the early hours of Saturday. 
“I did not see it myself but I was told that the body had arrived. Although the cutting of the tree and the closure of market which are some of the signs of mourning have not been done, there are some other indications that the body might have arrived. 
“Security has been beefed up and nobody is allowed to access the inner part of the palace. The body will not be kept where just anybody can see it and only the male children of the Ooni and some high chiefs can see the body” 

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