Oyo: Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Salawudeen buried at Igbo Itan

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The remains of the body of the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdul Ganiy Salawudeen Oloogunebi Ajinese I have been committed to the mother earth.

LEAKBLAST gathered that the final burial rites started Monday morning.

The monarch according to sources was buried at a place named Igbo Itan, where previous monarchs in the town were buried.

The body of the traditional ruler, who ruled for fifteen years, was moved from the Palace to the cemetery which is about three kilometers away.

Our correspondent gathered that only the traditionalists and some important persons were allowed into the enclosed cemetery.

It was learnt that women were not allowed to gain entrance to the cemetery.

Shops, business centres and markets were shut on Monday so as to pay final respect to the monarch.

Prior to the final burial, Islamic clerics held a prayer session in the inner field of the palace for the monarch.

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The event was attended by Oyo State Deputy Governor, Barrister Bayo Lawal, who represented the State Governor, Engineer Seyi Mankinde, the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Segun Ogunwuyi and other appointees.

LEAKBLAST recalls that the monarch joined his ancestors on Sunday at the University College Hospital (UCH) Ibadan.

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