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Oldest king in Oyo state, Oba Afolabi dies at 141

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The oldest king in Oyo State, Oba Afolabi, the Onilua of Ilua, is dead .

According to reports, the monarch passed on in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness. Born in 1879, he became king 38 years ago, at a tender age of 102.

The late monarch, who was a commercial farmer at Arigidana, Baba Ode in Itesiwaju Local Government of the state before his coronation as king, succeeded Oba Majaro in 1981.

Afolabi’s choice as Oba was said to have been unanimously agreed upon by community leaders and king makers of Ilualand at the time.