Late Soun Of Ogbomoso Buried According To Islamic Rites


The Soun of Ogbomoso Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi, Ajagungbade III, has been buried.

The burial was done on Sunday afternoon according to Islamic rites.

Dignitaries present at the burial held at the palace of the Soun include the Oyo State Deputy Governor, Rauf Olaniyan; the governor’s Chief of Staff, Segun Ogunwuyi; and former governors Rashidi Ladoja, Adebayo Alao-Akala.

The burial was conducted by the Chief Imam of Ogbomoso, Tholiat Oluwasina Ayilara.

It will be recalled that the Soun reportedly died in the early hours of Sunday.

He was aged 95.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the family of His Royal Highness, the Soun of Ogbomosoland, Oba Oladunni Oyewumi, Ajagungbade III, CFR, on the demise of the highly revered traditional ruler earlier on Sunday.

The President in a statement by his media aide, Femi Adesina, commiserated with the Government and people of Oyo State and especially the indigenes of Ogbomosoland on the demise of the frontline traditional ruler whose reign of 48 years reinforced the town as a land of peace, accommodating and a bastion of history and tradition.

President Buhari also joined the Oyo State Council of Obas in mourning the First Class Traditional ruler, who will forever be remembered for his counsel and commitment to the unity and harmony within their ranks.

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 peoples of other lands.

President Buhari prayed that Almighty Allah will repose his soul.

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