Soun: His last days, how he died

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Soun of Ogbomosoland Oba Oladunni Oyewumi Ajagungbade III JP CON CFR has transited to the great beyond.
According to reports the monarch died this morning at about 4 o’clock during a brief illness.

The departed monarch
bidding the world bye


Sources close to the palace of Ogbomosoland confirmed the sad news though the family is yet to officially make the announcement, that would be done any moment according to an impeccable source.
The late Oba who got on the throne in 1973 was said to have been on admission at the Bowen University Teaching Hospital Ogbomoso since about 9 days ago.
His condition further deteriorated yesterday evening with medical personnel making frantic efforts to stave off death but he eventually passed on in the early hours of today.
Activities have picked up in the Ogbomoso palace with luggage and other belongings and personal effects being moved out.


“Yes, this began over the night, we noticed a flurry of activities. The generating set that is usually put off by 2am worked beyond that time. And early this morning tents had been erected,” another source close to the palace informed.
Mourners have been moving in and out of the palace to sympathize with the family over the departed monarch.
He is expected to be buried today according to Islamic rites.
Some years before his transition, he lost the ability to walk without aid but he never lost his strong character, voice and indomitable spirit.
He celebrated his 95th birthday last May 27 while spending 48 years on the throne of his fathers.
He will be missed greatly. May his soul rest in peace

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