Family sources said the 89 – year- old died in his sleep.
The late Adebayo became governor after Col . Francis Adekunle Fajuyi ’ s death in the 1966 coup d’ état, ruling from 4 Aug 1966 to April 1971 .
Adebayo was born in 1928 , the son of a Public Works employee from Iyin Ekiti , near Ado Ekiti , Ekiti State , Nigeria .
He was educated at All Saints School , Iyin- Ekiti , and later attended Eko Boys High School and Christ ’ s School Ado Ekiti . He joined the West African Frontier Force in 1948 as a regiment signaler and later completed the Officer Cadet Training Course in Teshie , Ghana from 1950 to 1952 .
After passing the War Office Examination for Commonwealth cadets in 1952 as well as the West African qualifying examination in 1953 .
He was commissioned as an officer in the Royal West African Frontier Force as the 23 rd West African military officer with number WA 23 and 7 th Nigerian military officer with number N7 after completing the War Office Cadet Training in Eaton Hall , England .
He later attended the Staff College course in Camberley in 1960 and the prestigious Imperial Defence College , London in late 1965 where he was the only African officer.
Source: The Punch