The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has been bereaved of her maternal grandmother,Madam Comfort Faramobi Ajoke Olasoji Soji-Opa.
The late Soji-Opa died at the age of 103.
The palace spokesman, Mr Moses Olafare, on Sunday evening confirmed the death of the deceased fondly called ‘Mama Agba’
The late Soji-Opa was a trader, born into the families of Chief and Mrs Aina Akinyemi of the Ajigbayin Compound of Ile-Ife in Osun State.
Olafare described deceased as an upright and highly religious person
“Her uprightness as a genuine family woman and disciplined Christian earned her the enviable position of Iyaale-Opa (Matriarch of Opa’s Compound) and Alatunse of Ethiopian Church, Ile-Ife through which she meritoriously served her creator and humanity.
“Mama would be greatly missed by all, especially her immediate family, relatives, members of Opa’ Compound , members of the church, the market women all of whom she devoted her whole lifetime to in service till she took her last breath”.
Burial arrangements are yet to be announced