Olu of Warri not dead – Palace chief

The Palace of the Olu of Warri has refuted reports in the media alleging the death of the monarch Ogiame Ikenwoli.

In a statement on Tuesday, Director of Palace Administration Clement Maleghemi said the monarch was indisposed and currently receiving medical treatment.

“The attention of the Palace of His Royal Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri has 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 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 Ayiri Emami , the Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom,” Maleghemi said.

The statement was silent on reports that the respected monarch was exposed to the former general officer commanding 6 Division Port Harcourt Maj-Gen Olu Irefin whose death about two weeks ago was attributed to COVID-19.