The family of the deceased Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuade, have started packing out of the royal palace as the remains of the monarch have been taken to Ile’gbo.
Ile’ gbo is located within the palace, it is the place
where his coronation took place.
An Ife traditional title holder,
anonymously revealed to
Vanguard that: “The body arrived the place and
was received by members of Isoro Cult early this week.”
“His journey to the throne started from that place called Ile’gbo. That is where he was installed Ooni. That is also the place anyone that will succeed him will be installed.
“The body is being preserved through traditional means. All the rites
will be done while the body is kept there. But don’t expect formal
announcement of his death in next two weeks.
“It may take months depending on how fast the Isoro members are able
to conclude the necessary rites. The body is there as I speak to you but
non-Isoro member cannot see it. Even his family members can no longer