The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, on Wednesday visited the scene of the “Odan tree” which fell and killed four people in Oyo town and was reported to have mysteriously risen.
The monarch also commiserated with the families of the people who died when the tree fell on its victims.
According to the Punch Newspaper, the people of Oyo town in Oyo State were in awe when they allegedly discovered that an old tree that reportedly fell on Monday night and killed about four persons had risen up.
Residents said on Wednesday that the fallen tree whose branches had been hewn, mysteriously rose back on Tuesday.
Sources said that the Odan tree, which was uprooted by violent wind during a downpour on Monday, was back standing firmly rooted to the ground where it had been uprooted a day earlier.
In photos and videos which were circulated online, the root of the tree was visibly uprooted, while the trunk was lying on the ground.
The branches were also cut off; but the trending photos and videos show that the tree was allegedly firmly rooted on ground though there were no leaves on it and the branches that had been cut off were not attached to the trunk.
The alleged bizarre sight had turned the scene to a tourist attraction as residents trooped to the place to see the reported wonder
Alaafin’s media aide, Bode Durojaye, when contacted on the phone, told the PUNCH newspaper that the king went to the scene to commiserate with the bereaved families and to see the alleged wonder.
Durojaye said, “He went there. The fallen tree rose back again mysteriously. Kabiyesi condoled with the people there over the sad incident.”