Ohinoyi of Ebiraland set for burial as traditional council announces top monarch’s demise

The remains of Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, Dr Abdulrahman Ado-Ibrahim, who died at 95 early Sunday morning, will be buried at 2:00pm on Sunday.

The Secretary of Fairyland Traditional Council, Alhaji Yunusa Sule, disclosed in Lokoja that arrangements were being made to give him a befitting burial in Okene.

“The burial ceremony is being scheduled for 2:00pm today in Okene. We are waiting for the arrival of the corpse from Abuja, where he died,” the secretary said.

Sule said that the paramount ruler died at around 2:00am on Sunday in an undisclosed Abuja Hospital after a protracted illness.

The scribe said his death was “very sad and a big blow” to Ebiraland.

“We lost our daddy and leader this early morning of Sunday in an Abuja Hospital where he had been treated for age-related ailment for three weeks now.

“We are in shock and pain over his death. He was indeed a good father and leader to not just Ebiraland but Kogi and Nigeria as a whole.

“His death has left a vacuum in the entire Ebiraland,” he said.

Blueprint reports that Abdulrahman Ado-Ibrahim was born on Feb. 7, 1929, and was the fourth traditional ruler and Ohinoyi of Ebiraland with headquarters in Okene, Kogi State.

He was a son of the second Attah (now “Ohinoyi”) of Ebiraland, Ibrahim Onoruoiza of the Omadivi Clan, who reigned from 1917–1954.

Ado-Ibrahim was enthroned as the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland in 1997 and reigned until Sunday when he died.

Before ascending to the throne, Ado-Ibrahim was a successful businessman who lived most parts of his life in Lagos.