Oldest king in Oyo state, Oba Samuel Durodola Afolabi II dies at 141

Oldest king in Oyo state, Oba Samuel Durodola Afolabi II dies at 141

The Onilua of Ilua, Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State, Oba Samuel Afolabi, is dead.

Oba Afolabi, who is believed to be the oldest king in Oyo State, was said to have passed at the age of 141, in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness, related to old age.

The Nation cited a source to have said, the late monarch was born to the Afolabi family in Ilua, in 1879 and was enthroned as king in the community 38 years ago, at the age of 102.

The late monarch, who was a commercial farmer at Arigidana, Baba Ode in Itesiwaju Local Government of the state before his coronation as king, succeeded Oba Majaro in 1981.

Afolabi’s choice as Oba was said to have been unanimously agreed upon by community leaders and king makers of Ilualand at the time.

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