The Palace of the Olu of Warri, Tuesday, denied the death of His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, saying only the palace can announce the death of the monarch.
The Monarch was said to have died of COVID-19 complications as reported by several media, but there was no official statement from the Palace.
A statement issued on Tuesday by Clement Maleghemi, Director of Palace Administration, Olu of Warri Palace, said the monarch was indisposed and receiving medical attention by a team of qualified medical consultants.
“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,” the statement reads.
The Olu of Warri had recently reportedly hosted Olu Irefin, a former General Officer Commanding, Six Division of the Nigerian Army in Port Harcourt, who died two weeks ago of COVID-19.
The 65-year-old monarch had a week ago celebrated his fifth ascension to the throne.