Ooni’s third in command, Oba Ijaodola dies at 100

Ooni’s third in command, Oba Ijaodola dies at 100

The Ooni of Ife’s third-in-command , Lowa Adimula, Oba Joseph Ijaodola, has given up the ghost.

According to a source close to the palace stated that Ijaodola died on Friday evening at the age of 100

It was leant that, the palace had yet to officially announce the demise of the traditional chief because some rites had to be performed before the news of his death would be made public.

The Director of Public Affairs at the Ooni’s palace, Mr. Moses Olafare, could not be reached to confirm the death.

Ijaodola was said to have been installed as the Lowa Adimula during the reign of Oba Adesoji Aderemi and he witnessed the installation and death of Oba Okunade Sijuwade.

Ijaodola led the delegation of the Ife Traditional Council to Osun State Governor Rauf Aregbesola in 2015 to debunk the death of Oba Sijuwade. But the death rumour was eventually confirmed after certain passage rites had been performed.



  1. The pix above is not his plus he actually died in the early hour of Friday after his 100th year birthday celebration organised by his children on Thursday.

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