The Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Prince Bayo Onanuga has dispelled rumours that
Awujale, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona is dead
The rumour of the Awujale’s passing started going viral on social media platforms, especially Facebook, Monday afternoon.
“It’s not true; he is alive and I spoke with him today,” said Mr. Onanuga. “He is in Lagos and he is just laughing over the rumour.”
Mr. Onanuga said the monarch was ill two weeks ago and travelled to Lagos for treatment at a hospital from which he was discharged two days afterwards.
“We are from the same ruling house; I’m his cousin. That’s why we are close, not because of I’m a Journalist,” said Mr. Onanuga.
Mr. Onanuga said it was not the first time the monarch would be rumoured to have died.
The Awujale was born in 1934 and ascended the Ijebu throne in 1960.
“Yes, the man is old,” remarked Mr. Onanuga, “but he is fine.”
He disclosed the monarch is in popular Lagos hotel where he has been resting since he was discharged from the hospital.