Ooni of Ife Nigerians react to news that monarch’s ‘abobaku’ has escaped

'Abobaku’ is a Yoruba term for one who has been chosen to die with a king.

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Late Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade. play

Late Ooni of Ife, Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade.

(Politicoscope)
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Rampant reports have it that a man who’s supposed to be buried with the Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade has fled for dear life.

Ooni of Ife,Oba Okunade Sijuade. play

Ooni of Ife,Oba Okunade Sijuade.

(guardian)

 

The ‘abobaku’ is a Yoruba term for one who has been chosen to die with a king.

Ooni, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, play

Ooni, Oba Okunade Sijuwade,

 

The unnamed abobaku’s escape is said to be stalling burial rites for the late monarch who died on July 28, 2015, in the United Kingdom.

The late Ife monarch play

The late Ife monarch

(360nobs)

 

This curious tale is currently trending on social media but there has been no official confirmation of the report and we doubt there’ll be.

See Twitter reactions below:

 

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