Prominent spiritual leader, Guru Maharaj Ji has alleged that the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, was poisoned to death.
Guru Maharaj Ji made the allegations in an interview with BBC News Yoruba on Tuesday.
He regretted the king’s death, wishing for a resurrection. However, he did not mention those accused of poisoning.
Lamidi Adeyemi succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II in 1970, during the governorship of Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, after the end of the Nigerian Civil War.
The Alaafin died at the age of 83 on the 22nd of April 2022 at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State,. His reign of 51 years is the longest reign of any Alaafin of Oyo in modern recorded history.