The Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 died at the age of 85 in a London hospital, Punch reports.
According to the report, relevant officials refused to confirm the death as they did not want to be quoted on the death of the foremost traditional ruler.
A source said: “I have heard but please, I don’t want to be quoted on this. People have been calling but nothing has been made public. You see, another person is calling me from London,”
Another source availed thus: “Kabiyesi was flown out of the country about five days ago in an air ambulance. He was unconscious; his situation was critical.
“As a matter of fact, some people have been weeping in the palace since the weekend because of his situation when he was flown out from Ibadan in that air ambulance.”