Warri Kingdom in Delta State has announced that the reported death of Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli was untrue.
Reports emerged yesterday that the monarch died on Monday.
He was said to have died from COVID-19 related illness after his health allegedly deteriorated on Sunday evening.
But a statement from the monarch’s palace signed by Chief Clement Maleghemi, Director of Palace administration, said the Olu is still receiving treatment at the moment.
Maleghemi said the office of the traditional prime minister would inform the general public of any other development in the Warri Kingdom.
According to the statement, the Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom, Chief Ayiri Emami, will brief the public subsequently, on further development.
The statement read, “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.”