EXCLUSIVE: Alaafin told us his forefathers were calling him two weeks ago -Aide
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, had a premonition of his death, an aide of the palace has claimed.
She said this while speaking with journalists at the Alaafin of Oyo’s palace on Saturday.
The first class traditional ruler died on Friday night at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti.
After the news of his death went viral, hundreds of residents of Oyo Town continued to throng the ancient palace to mourn the demise of Adeyemi III.
The palace worker said that the traditional ruler already had a premonition of his death a few weeks back.
She urged people to find solace in the fact that the late monarch lived a worthy life.
The aide said, “My father has gone to meet his forefathers. Atanda (Alaafin) went to play with his forefathers. He is not dead.
“Two weeks ago, he called and told us that his late father was calling him to come. We were afraid and asked if truly he saw his father.
“He ascended the throne at a young age and was wealthy and blessed with long life, preserved the stool, promoted the Yoruba culture and was an epitome of royalty. We are happy to have him as the Alaafin.”
The remains of Oba Adeyemi III are expected to be buried in Baaraa, where other former Alaafins were buried.