Following the death of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, a Palace source has confirmed that the late monarch will be buried later this evening according to Muslim rites.
The palace source who spoke on condition of anonymity noted that plans are already in top gear to commit the Alaafin’s remains to mother earth.
The late monarch’s remains will be taken to Baara, the final resting place of all the Alaafin of Oyo who joined their ancestors.
The source also confirmed that works have started immediately at Baara in preparation for the final burial of the late monarch.
“It is true Baara is being prepared for the final burial of the late iku baba yeye because that’s the final resting place of all his predecessors.
“Mind you, Baara is not just the final resting place of all the Alaafins, it is also a place where the Alaafin goes to whenever there is need to commune with his ancestors to seek for guidance and or directions,” the source said.
Meanwhile, dignitaries have started arriving Oyo town to commiserate with the palace and the Governor of Oyo state, Seyi Makinde, who is the chief mourner.