A senior wife to the Olubadan of Ibadan land, Saliu Adetunji, identified as Kudirat Aduke, is dead.
Ms. Aduke died in the early hours of Thursday, Premium Times gathered. A statement by the Director , Media and Publicity to the Olubadan, Adeola Oloko , said that the late queen died in the early hours of the day at the age of 71.
“The Olori passed away in the early hours of Thursday December 21 , 2017. Until her death, she was the Iyaloja of Bolade , Oshodi Market , Lagos,” the statement said.
“She will be buried today (Thursday) at the Popoyemoja , Ibadan palace of Olubadan of Ibadanland at 4 p.m. according to Muslim rites . “She is survived by her husband , many children and grandchildren.”
Let us recall that the Olubadan who is still at loggerheads with the State Chief Executive, His Excellency Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi and the recently crowned 21 kings in Ibadanland was three weeks ago given 21 days notice to consider his position as the paramount traditional ruler if the ancient city.
We can also reveal through informed sources that the feud is fast degenerating to a messy one as none of the warring parties is ready to sheath their swords.