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Ife declares seven-day curfew after Ooni’s burial

14 August 2015, 15:48

Ife - A seven-day curfew will begin after the remains of the late Ooni of Ife, Oba Okunade Sijuwade, Olubuse II, must have been buried on Friday, the town’s chiefs have said.

The spokesperson for the chiefs, Dejo Adejobi, said that the restriction of movement for the rites would start from 4pm today and would past for the next seven days.

The burial rites which would herald the interment of the late monarch continued on Thursday as town criers from the palace moved round the town to enforce the chiefs’ order.

Also read: Ooni to be buried on Friday

The interment, which would take place inside the palace, it was gathered, would only be witnessed by some traditional chiefs.

The gates of the Ooni’s place were ajar when our correspondent visited the place on Thursday. This, the chiefs said, was one of the signs that the Ooni had left the world.

Preparations were also in top gear for the burial as workers were seen clearing the bush from Ife Junction to the main gate of the Obafemi Awolowo University on Thursday.

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