By Samuel Adegoke
The Onjo of Okeho, a town in Oke Ogun area of Oyo State, Oba Rafiu Mustapha, has called on the public to ignore a media report claiming that he has joined his ancestors.
The monarch, in a chat with Newspeakonline Monday morning, said he was in sound health, wondering why some people wished him dead.
He explained that publishers of the fake news went to town believing that he was dead because he took ill and and spent eight days at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, at the same time the late Aseyin was at the hospital. He said he was unaware that Aseyin was also at the hospital at the time.
The Aseyin of Iseyin Oba Abduganiyy Salaudeen joined his ancestors at the hospital on July 24. He was 62 years.
“They are publishing the fake news because I took I’ll and was rushed to the UCH, Ibadan. But I was discharged on the day Aseyin died. I spent eighth days there. I did not even know that Aseyin of Iseyin was also at the hospital at the time. They thought I had also passed on like the Aseyin whereas they are not God. By God’s grace, I’m far better now. “
A report published by an online news portal had indicated that the monarch joined his ancestors at the weekend to add to the list of traditional rulers who passed on in the last eight months. They include the Soun of Ogbomoso, Olubadan of Ibadan, Alaafin of Oyo and Aseyin of Iseyin.
But Oba Mustapha said his life is in the hands of Almighty God, stressing that he will only go when it pleases God.