Ooni’s Remains Reportedly Arrive Ife

The corpse of the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade has reportedly arrived at his palace in Ile-Ife, Osun State, Sunday Punch reports.

According to a report in the Daily Post, the body of the late traditional ruler arrived at the palace in the early hours of Saturday.

A source quoted by the report said: “One of the sons of the Ooni travelled to the United Kingdom on Tuesday when the incident happened and I was told that he was part of the entourage that accompanied the body back to Nigeria.

The body was said to have been brought back to the palace in the early hours of Saturday.

“I did not see it myself but I was told that the body has arrived. Although the cutting of the tree and the closure of market which are some of the signs of mourning have not been done, there are some other indications that the body might have arrived.

“Security has been beefed up and nobody is allowed to access the inner part of the palace. The body will not
be kept where just anybody can see it and only the male children of the Ooni and some high chiefs can see the body.”