The Onilua of Ilua, in Kajola local government area of Oyo State, Oba Samuel Afolabi, is dead.
Oba Afolabi, who was believed to be the oldest monarch in Oyo State, was said to have passed on in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness. He was said to be 141 years old.
According to a source,the late monarch was born into the Afolabi family in in 1879 and ascended the throne 38 years ago, at the age of 102.
The late monarch, who was a commercial farmer at Arigidana, Baba Ode in Itesiwaju local government area of the state before ascending the throne, succeeded Oba Majaro in 1981.
It was learnt that Afolabi’s choice as Oba was unanimously agreed upon by the community leaders and king makers of Ilua at the time.