Moshood Adetoro Alani Oyede, the Olota of Ota, is dead

– The burial rights are already underway, as the curfew is reportedly declared in the area close to the Oba’s palace

– The Oba has been on the throne for 19 years, since 1997

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Moshood Oyede, a first-class traditional ruler in Ogun state, the Olota of Ota, has passed away at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, following a protracted illness.

First news on Oba’s death broke on May 25, however, family sources have come up with the confirmation just recently.

The burial rites are already underway and are expected to continue on Sunday, May 29.

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The traditional council forwarded a letter to the Ogun state government on Friday night.

The residents of the town where the ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo used to reside were advised to stay indoors between 11pm and dawn, as the final passage rites of the deceased would be in progress. The rites are expected to last for seven days.

The Olota of Ota is the traditional, yet ceremonial, sovereign of Ota, Ogun state. The late Moshood Adetoro Alani Oyede was ruling from 1997 to 2016. The 72-year-old monarch was thirteenth Oba in recorded history.

Rest in peace.

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