Olu of Warri, Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli
By Our Reporter
Contrary to media report that the Olu of Warri, Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli is dead, the Palace has refuted the report describing it as a rumour.
The monarch was reported to have died from complications arising from COVID-19 on Monday but no official statement was issued by the palace.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by Clement Maleghemi, director of Palace Administration, Olu of Warri Palace, the palace said the monarch was indisposed and receiving medical attention by a team of qualified medical consultants.
The statement read, “The attention of the Palace of His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri had been drawn to news/social media publications 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, Ayirimi Emami, who is the Ologbotsere of Warri kingdom.”