The palace of the Olu of Warri, His Majesty Ogiame Ikenwoli, says contrary to reports, the monarch is “indisposed and currently receiving medical care”.
It has been widely reported that the 65-year-old monarch died on Monday, December 21. Unconfirmed reports claimed he died from COVID19 complications.
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