Oldest man in Nigeria dies at 141 years

Oldest man in Nigeria dies at 141 years

By Haruna Gideon

Man believed to be the oldest person in Nigeria has died at age 141 years old.

PARADISE NEWS learnt that the man, identified as Oba Samuel Afolabi, was a monarch and the Onilua of Ilua, Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State.

Oba Afolabi, who’s also believed to be the oldest king in Oyo State, was said to have passed on in the early hours of Saturday after a brief illness, related to old age.

According to the NATION, the late monarch was born to the Afolabi family in Ilua, in 1879 and was enthroned as king in the community 38 years ago, at the age of 102.

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The late monarch, who was a commercial farmer at Arigidana, Baba Ode in Itesiwaju Local Government of the state before his coronation as king, succeeded Oba Majaro in 1981.

It was learnt that Afolabi’s choice as Oba was unanimously agreed upon by community leaders and king makers of Ilualand at the time.

He was said to be 141 years old.

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