The residents of Ikorodu town have been thrown into deep mourning as news filtered around of the demise of the paramount ruler of the town, His Royal Majesty Oba (Dr) Salaudeen A.A. Oyefusi Oguntade II, Ayangburen of Ikorodu, on Sunday, 3rd August, 2014.
The paramount ruler who became the king in 1970, was said to have died in a London hospital, United Kingdon were he went to seek medical attention.
Oba Oyefusi died at the age of 83.
A palace source who preferred anonymity confirmed the death story, said the king died yesterday evening.
“I cannot tell you the name of the hospital now, I lacked the power to make that official announcement. But the king die yesterday evening in London,” the palace aide said.
It would be recalled that sometimes last year, news filtered around that the Ikorodu paramount ruler who is a permanent Vice Chairman of the Lagos Council Of Obas and Chiefs and Chairman of the Ikorodu Traditional Council was not in good health condition but would later be discarded as palace sources revealed that the monarch was hale and hearty.
Oba Dr. Salaudeen Afolabi Adekoya Oyefusi (Oguntade II) was born on July 8, 1931 and was installed as the Ayangburen of Ikorodu on September 16, 1970. He was given the staff of office by the then Military Governor of Lagos State, Brigadier Mobolaji Johnson.
Oba Salawu Oyefusi was from the Rademo Ruling House and ascended the throne following the death of Oba Samuel Oladega of the Lasunwon Ruling House.
He attended Methodist Primary School, Ikorodu and Christ Church Cathedral School, Lagos, for his first school leaving certificate.
He then proceeded to Oriwu College, Ikorodu. On completion of secondary education, he joined Nigerian Post and Telecommunications Company.
He later resigned to set up a private business in tailoring materials establishing Button House (Nig.) Ltd.