Prof Femi Lana, the first son of the Olubadan of Ibadan, Oba Samuel Odulana, has debunked the rumoured death of the centenarian monarch.
He expressed surprise about the reports he alleged went viral on the Internet on Wednesday.
“I was shocked to hear the rumour. My brother, Gbade, who is the Oyo State Commissioner for Information, called me later and said that Governor Abiola Ajimobi had also heard the rumour. I told them it was lie. The governor told me later that we should not add to the false report by taking any major step to quash it. But the truth is that people should get their facts right before spreading reports”, Lana told reporters at Ibadan House on Thursday.
A statement issued by Lana on behalf of the family called on the general public to disregard the rumors.
“The reigning Olubadan of Ibadan land, Oba Samuel Odugade Odulana 1st is hale and hearty contrary to the rumours circulating around. In fact, I was with him this morning when he was taking his breakfast. Please ignore the rumour”, said the statement.