Against numerous trending online reports claiming that the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona has joined his ancestors, the palace of the Awujale has debunked the rumours of his death.
Tunde Oladunjoye, the monarch’s media adviser, cautioned those spreading the false news to be wary of tradition and desist from further pronouncing the Awujale dead” as there are repercussions for such acts in Yorubaland.
According to Oladunjoye, “Despite my posts on Kabiyesi Awujale of Ijebuland being alive, some evil-minded people are still insisting Baba is dead.
“A message is being mischievously circulated that the death has not been announced yet because “they are still looking for a lady to sacrifice.
“I spent about three quality hours with Baba yesterday at his GRA residence in Ijebu Ode. I had to read out to his hearing the fake news being circulated.
“Baba only laughed and asked me not to worry myself but I should just reply to the message that it was not correct.
“In the culture of Yoruba people, it is very wrong to wish a living person dead. It has its consequences.
“Please note that KABIYESI AWUJALE AND PARAMOUNT RULER OF IJEBU LAND IS ALIVE, HALE AND HEARTY.”