The Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana Odugade, is dead.
Palace sources said the monarch died at about 7.30pm on Tuesday in his palace in the Monatan area of Ibadan. Oba Odugade, who was born on April 14, 1914, became the Olubadan in July 2007.
It was gathered that palace guards immediately summoned a son of the deceased, Prof. Femi Lana, who also informed some Ibadan high chiefs about his father’s demise.
Though efforts to get the reaction of Lana were futile on Tuesday, a source close to him said the monarch’s corpse had been deposited at the morgue of an unnamed hospital in Ibadan.
“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,” the source said. Read more