The palace of the Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli, has denied earlier reports that the monarch died on Monday, December 21, 2020.
According to earlier reports, the monarch allegedly died of COVID19 complications on Monday, barely a week after his fifth coronation anniversary.
He was said to have met with the late Major General John Irefin, who died earlier this month from COVID-19 complications too.
However, in a statement released this afternoon, the palace administration director, Chief Clement Maleghemi, said the monarch is indisposed and is currently receiving medical care.
“The attention of the Palace of His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri has been drawn to news/social media speculations announcing the sudden demise of His Majesty.
“We wish to notify the general public that His Majesty is indisposed and currently receiving medical attention by a team of qualified medical specialists.
“Any further information on the subject would be made known to the general public by the office of the Traditional Prime Minister of Warri kingdom, Chief Ayirimi Emami, the Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom.” the statement read