One of the members of Oyo Mesi, the Alapinni of Oyo, High Chief, Alhaji Abdul-Rasheed Shehu, is dead.
Oyo Mesi is the Oyo traditional council.
Sources claimed that Shehu died in the early hours of Sunday.
It was learnt that the Alapinni died on morning after a battle with undisclosed sickness.
A source said that he would be buried according to Islamic rites today.
Alapinni’s death is coming few days after the Oyo Mesi shortlisted ten candidates for the position of Alaafin of Oyo.
The Alaafin of Oyo stool is currently vacant. The throne became vacant as a result of the transition of the 45th Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Atanda Olayiwola Adeyemi.