A member of Oyo Traditional Council (Oyomesi, the Alapinni of Oyoland, High Chief Alh Abdul-Rasheed Shehu, is dead.
Sources said that he died early Sunday after a long battle with an unidentified sickness.
It was gathered that the deceased will be buried according to Islamic rites on Sunday afternoon in the family compound.
The announcement reads: “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.
It will be recalled that one of his daughters, Badira, was married to the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III.
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