Oyo Traditional Ruler, Alakufo Dies


A traditional ruler in Oyo State, the Alakufo of Akufo, is dead.

The late Oba Hamed Olabamiji Olatunji Thomas was one of the traditional rulers in the Ido Local Government Area of Ibadan, Oyo State.


Akufo is one of the prominent towns in Ibadan, the state capital, known for the possession of traditional powers and brave men and women.


Akufo which falls within Ward 2 in Ido local Government Area played significant roles during the Agbekoya struggle.

A source close to the town revealed on Wednesday that the traditional ruler died last Wednesday.

The source added that the traditional ruler died at the age of 107, reigning for 37 years.

He maintained that a one-week prayer for the monarch’s soul is being held in the town today.


He said, “I don’t know why it was not in the news. He died last Wednesday, and one week prayer is being held today.

“He died at the age of 107 and he reigned for 37 years. He was a Muslim. He has been buried according to Islamic rites”, the source added.


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