The Monarch of Iworoko-Ekiti, in Ekiti State, where 15 people died in a trailer tragedy last Saturday night, Oba Michael Oluwafemi Aladejana, is dead.
Oba Aladejana, who is said to be in his 80’s died at the early hour of Wednesday at an undisclosed hospital in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State capital. He is a second class Oba in Ekiti traditional council.
Information showed that traditional rites had already begun with the cutting of the trees and blockage of the dual carriage Ado-Iworoko-Ifaki highway as a way of paying their last respect for the departed king.
A prominent indigenes of the town, who craved anonymity, said the accident which claimed 15 lives and injured four had worsened the health situation of the monarch since the incident happen.
“Our monarch was rushed to the hospital after the accident. Though, he had been having health issue before but that incident really made the situation worse for him.
“When the news got to the town, he was said to have felt so devastated and the family had to rush him to the hospital early on Sunday.
“The sickness was said to have improved on Monday before it relapsed on Tuesday causing his untimely death”, the source said.