Speculations that the Awujale of Ijebuland, Oba Sikiru Adetona, is dead has been laid to rest.
Oba Adetona was rumoured dead on Monday, July 31 with the social media abuzz with news of his alleged death.
The traditional ruler was said to have died in his palace in Ijebu-ode.
But a prominent indigene of Ijebuland, Mr. Tunde Oladunjoye, had dispelled the news on his Facebook page.
He said the story is false and those peddling it should be discountenanced. He said Oba Adetona was at the time in Lagos.
Oladunjoye said he spoke with the traditional ruler ay 7. 20 pm on Monday.
Oba Adetona is one of the highly referred traditional ruler in Yourbaland. He was a torn in the flesh of the military particularly the late General Sani Abacha military junta.
He stridently stood in defence one of his subjects, Lt. Gen. Oladipo Diya (rtd) when the Abacha junta detained him over the phantom coup of 1995.