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Osun monarch, Apetumodu, dies at 80


Oba James Adedokun Adegoke, the Apetumodu of Ipetumodu in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State is dead.

According to Punch, Oba Adegoke died at his palace in Ipetumodu at the age of 80.

It was gathered that the monarch was the 26th Apetumodu. He succeeded Oba Olaolu Ayoola, who died in 1986.

A relative of the late monarch who confirmed the news in Osogbo said that the monarch’s death had not been announced officially, adding that it would be announced by the Apetumodu in Council as some arrangements to be made before the news is made public.

"It is true that Kabiyesi has gone to be with his ancestors. It happened on Sunday afternoon. He was not sick.
"He had said long before he died that he should be buried immediately. He said he was never a member of any secret cult and said that his children should not allow anybody to intimidate them.
"The Apetumodu in Council would announce the demise of the monarch at the appropriate time. The chiefs would have to make “some arrangements” before the news would be made public.”