The Iyatsere of Warri kingdom, Chief Johnson Atserunleghe, has announced the death of the 20th Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli.
Recall that some months ago reports had it that the Monarch had passed on but the palace denied it, insisting that the Olu was just indisposed and not dead has reported.
The announcement of the death of the Olu was followed by 20 cannon shots signifying that 20 Olus had reigned so far.
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Thereafter, the Iyatsere pronounced a mourning period of three lunar months throughout the Itsekiri nation during which there shall be no drumming, dancing or merrymaking of any kind anywhere while all Itsekiri sons and daughters must tie their wrapper upside down for the duration of the mourning period.
An Olu designate, Prince Itieyinoritsetsola Emiko, was announced and introduced to the people.