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Oyo Kingmaker High Chief Abdul-Rasheed Shehu Is Dead

High Chief Abdul-Rasheed Shehu

September 18, (THEWILL) – The Alapinni of Oyoland, High Chief Alh Abdul-Rasheed Shehu, is dead.

The deceased, until his death, was one of the Oyo Traditional Council members of the Oyomesi, the council of kingmakers.

The Alapinni has been absent at the ongoing screening and interview of the aspirants to the stool of Alaafin of Oyo.

His absence has generated concerns, which some misinterpreted as displeasure and disagreement with other members of the Oyomesi on the ongoing processes.

Palace sources said he died early Sunday, after a long battle with an undisclosed sickness, adding that the deceased will be buried according to Islamic rites on Sunday afternoon, within the family compound.

The Oyo East local government confirmed the sad development in a statement on Sunday.

“Inahilahi wahinahilai rojibuna!

“With a heavy heart, and submission to the will of Allah, the Management of Oyo East L.G regrets to announce the passing of the High Chief, the Alapinni of Oyo Land, Alh Abdul-Rasheed Shehu, early this morning, Sunday, 18th Sept. 2022.

“Burial arrangement will come up at his residence today at 4:00PM. May Almighty Allah repose his soul in aljanna fridau”, the statement read.