The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli is dead.
THE NATION reports that the monarch died on Monday.
According to the medium, sources said the monarch’s health had deteriorated on Sunday evening.
Also, SaharaReporters in its report said, “A source confirmed the news to SaharaReporters, saying the monarch died on Monday morning from the coronavirus. Another source said many palace workers besieged the adjoining shops selling strong alcoholic drinks to buy from them as they believed it would cure them of COVID-19 should they have contracted it from the monarch.”
The medium quoted the source saying, “Olu of Warri is dead but the palace chiefs are trying to keep the information hidden from the public till they are sure the time is right.”
Born on March 19, 1955, the late monarch ascended the throne on December 12, 2015.
His passage on Monday comes barely a week after his fifth coronation anniversary.