A prominent spiritual leader, Guru Maharaj Ji, has alleged that the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, who recently joined his ancestors, was poisoned.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that in an interview with BBC News Yoruba, published on Tuesday, Guru Maharaj Ji, who said he is deeply pained by the monarch’s demise, stated that Oba Lamidi must be resurrected. He however did not mention those behind the alleged poisoning.
Lamidi Adeyemi succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II in 1970, during the governorship of Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, after the end of the Nigerian Civil War.
The Alaafin died at the age of 83 on the 22nd of April 2022 at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State,. His reign of 51 years is the longest reign of any Alaafin of Oyo in modern recorded history.
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.