By Ola Ajayi
Ibadan—THE Balogun of Ibadanland, High Chief Sulaimon Adegboyega Alao Omiyale, who was next to the throne of Olubadan of Ibadan is dead. The reigning Olubadan, Oba Samuel Odulana, celebrated his centenary birthday recently.
Chief Omiyale who reportedly died on Saturday evening at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan, died at the age of 91.
Eventhough he was ripe in age, the families and other sympathisers wept profusely during his burial rites yesterday.
The remains of the chief were interred at Ope Agbe Palace, Omiyale house, Oja’ba, Ibadan.
In his sermon at the burial ceremony, the Chief Imam of Ibadanland, Sheikh Abdul-Ganiyu Abubakri Agbotomokekere, said only Allah could determine when and how anybody would die.
The family representative, Baale Olomi village, Ibadan, Chief Samuel Layode Oyewale, said the deceased who became Mogaji of the compound in 1967 lived a fulfilled life noting that his death was a great loss to the family.
Among the dignitaries that called on the family of the deceased were the former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala, High Chief Lekan Balogun and many others.