Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade, the Olubadan of Ibadan, is dead.
The Olubadan was said to have passed away at about 7.30pm on Tuesday in his palace in the Monatan area of Ibadan.
After the death of the monarch, who became the Olubadan in July 2007, Punch Newspapers reports that palace guards immediately summoned a son of the deceased, Prof. Femi Lana, who informed some Ibadan high chiefs about his father’s passing.
“I can tell you that Prof. Femi Lana and some high chiefs have taken the corpse to the mortuary but I will not tell you the name of the hospital because his death has not been formally announced,” a source was quoted to have said.
The report by Punch quotes another source close to the palace, who stated that the Olubadan-in-Council would have to pay a condolence visit to the family before the death of the monarch can be formal announced.
“The Olubadan is dead. He died peacefully in his sleep in his palace at Monatan and not in the hospital around 7.30pm today (Tuesday) due to old age. You know he celebrated his 100th birthday in April 2014; he would have clocked 102 this year. The palace chiefs invited his son, Prof. Femi Lana, who in turn, informed some high chiefs, including the Ashipa of Ibadanland, Chief Eddy Oyewole.”
The Balogun of Ibadanland, Chief Saliu Adetunji, is expected to be named as the new Olubadan by the Olubadan-in-Council.