Oba of Saki dies at 60

The Okere of Saki, Oba Kelani Olatoyese, Olamire I, yesterday joined his ancestors. Oba Olatoyese, aged 60 years, reportedly passed on at 2am after a brief illness. Mr. Afeez Feyintola, spokesman to the permanent chairman of Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs and the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, disclosed this to newsmen during a brief chat.

He recalled that Oba Olatoyese was presented with his staff of office on April 9, 2012 Oyo State governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, six years after he ascended the throne of his forefathers. The late monarch, was a devout Muslim who had strong links with northern emirs, a factor that earned him the name Shehu.

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His remains were interred yesterday evening in accordance with Islamic practice.

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