Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, the traditional ruler of Yaba in Abaji area council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), is dead.
A member of the deceased family, Shuaibu Abdullahi, confirmed the monarch's death to our reporter on Thursday night.
He said the late Etsu of Yaba chiefdom died while on his way to observe Magrib prayers, within his palace.
According to Abdullahi, the monarch slumped suddenly and his aides rushed him to Abaji General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“Immediately he slumped, they moved him inside the car to the hospital. But unfortunately on arrival at the hospital, doctors confirmed him dead,” he said.
It was learnt that the monarch, who was aged 62, had been taken from the hospital to Yaba, where he would be buried by 9am on Friday.
The development comes after the death of the Etsu of Kwali chiefdom in Kwali Area Council of FCT, Alhaji Sha'aban Audu Nizaz, who died at a private hospital in Abuja, on December, 29, 2022.