Controversial spiritual leader, Guru Maharaj Ji breaks silence on the cause of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III death.
Newstellers Nigeria reports that Guru Maharaj Ji in an interview with BBC News Yoruba said Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III was poisoned.
Guru Maharaj Ji, who said he is deeply pained by the monarch’s demise, stated that Oba Lamidi must be resurrected.
Alaafin Adeyemi was born Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal House of the famous Oyo town.
He was crowned on November 18, 1970, succeeding Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu I. He was known popularly as Iku Baba Yeye.
While he reigned, he was the permanent chairperson of the Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs.
With the demise of Alaafin Adeyemi, it is now the turn of the Agunloye Ruling House to produce the next Oyo monarch. Mr Adeyemi’s predecessor, Alaafin Ladigbolu, was from the Agunloye House.