Another top Oyo monarch, Aseyin of Iseyin, joins his ancestors


The Aseyin of Iseyin in Oyo State, HRM Oba Adekunle Salawudeen, has passed away, family sources have confirmed

The monarch’s death happened on Sunday, the fourth such occurrence among senior traditional rulers in Oyo State in eight months.

Ealier, the Soun of Ogbomoso, HRM Oba Jimoh Ajagungbade Oyewumi died in December 2021, followed by the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Saliu Adetunji, and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who, respectively, joined their ancestors, as the Yoruba customarily say when a monarch dies, in January and April 2022.

Exact details of the Aseyin’s passing are slow to emerge but it was learnt from family sources that he has been sick for a while.

The University of Ibadan trained veterinary doctor, who ascended the throne in 2007, was said to have died at the University College Hospital, where he had been for months.

While his remains are being parked for onward journey to his town, a less than one hour journey from the state capital, traditionalists have begun passage rites around the ancient town.

Recall that sometime in February this year, the Iseyin palace debunked rumours that the monarch was dead, stating that the king was alive, attending to the development of the community.

As of press time, the place is yet to officially break the story of the Monarch’s passing.

Iseyin is an ancient Yoruba town located in northern Oyo State, about 91 km to the capital Ibadan.

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