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Monday, June 17, 2024

137-Year-Old Olumo Rock Custodian Laid To Rest In Abeokuta

By Adebayo Michael

Remains of the 137-year-old custodian of  Olumo Rock, Sinatu Aduke Sanni, have been laid to rest in Abeokuta, the Ogun State Capital.

Grandson of the deceased, Samad Sanni, disclosed this to journalists that she had been buried on Thursday night according to ‘Orisa Egun’ traditional rites.

The centenarian, who is the custodian of the international tourists’ site reportedly died on Monday June 1st at the age of 137.

Sani said she was buried in her room at the family house behind the Olumo Rock.

“We buried her on Thursday night according to Orisa traditional rites. Mama belongs to Orisa Egun, and there is nothing we can do than to bury her in that rite.

“Anyone who is a member of Orisa Egun cannot be buried outside.  They are buried inside their house. So, mama was buried inside her room. All other activities will follow after the burial rites,” he said.

Meanwhile, Commissioner for Culture and Tourism, Dr. Toyin Taiwo, who led the State Government delegates to confirm the story of her death on Friday says Mama will be immortalised.

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