Alagba, who resided in the palace of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Oba Jimoh Oyewunmi, died at the age of 344 on Thursday.
Its death was confirmed to newsmen in Ogbomoso on Thursday by the private secretary to the monarch, Toyin Ajamu.
The former lawmaker expressed that the death of the Sacred creature is a message to the host country.
See his tweet below:
The longevity of that tortoise symbolizes the spirit of resilience and endurance against all odds and its death was a message to its hosts country.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) October 4, 2019