Oba Elijah Olaniyi Popoola, the Onijeru of Ijeru land and another traditional monarch in Oyo State, has joined his forefathers.
According to NaijaCrawl, Oba Popoola's death follows the deaths of other famous traditional rulers in the state.
Oba Ellijah Olaniyi Popoola, Onijeru of Ijeru land in Ogbomoso South Local Government Area of the state, died on Friday at the age of 85 following a brief illness, according to Naijacrawl.
It was learned that the king rose to the throne in 2008.
Our correspondent learned that seven traditional kings have joined their predecessors in the state in the last six months.
Prominent among the traditional rulers who have joined their ancestors in the last six months in the state are the Onigbeti, Soun of Ogbomoso, Olubadan of Ibadan land and Alaafin of Oyo, among others.
On November 7, 2021, NaijaCrawl reported that the Onigbeti of Igbeti land, Oba Emmanuel Oyekan Oyebisi, Afasegbejo III, had joined his ancestors at the age of 77.
It was also reported that the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewumi, joined his ancestors on December 12th, 2021.
NaijaCrawl reported on December 21st that the Asigangan of Igangan, in Ibarapa North local government area, Oba Lasisi Adeoye Lawuyi Aribiyan, has joined his ancestors.
The 41st Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Saliu Adetunji, also joined his ancestors on January 2nd, 2022, at the age of 93.
Our correspondent also reported on January 31st, 2022, that another monarch, Oba Gabriel Adepoju, had joined his ancestors. Oba Adepoju was, until his death, the Oloko of Oko Ile in Oriire Local Government Area of the state.
Our correspondent also reported on April 8, 2022, that the Onikoyi of Ikoyi-Ile, in the Oriire Local Government Area of the state, Oba Abdulyekeen Ayinla Oladipupo, has joined his ancestors.
On the 23rd of April this year, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi also joined his ancestors at the age of 83.