The Olu Of Warri, Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko, is dead.
It was gathered that the monarch allegedly died of COVID19 complications on Monday, barely a week after his fifth coronation anniversary.
He was said to have met with the late Major General John Irefin, who died earlier this month from COVID-19 complications too.
A Palace source confirmed the news to reporters that 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, according to a report by Sahara Reporters.
“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,” the source added.
The late monarch, who was born on March 19, 1955, ascended the throne on December 12, 2015.
Efforts to get comments on the passing of the first class king from top palace chiefs including Ologbotsere (Prime Minister) of Warri Kingdom, Chief Ayirimi Emami was unsuccessful as telephone calls put across to him went unanswered.
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