Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri, is indisposed and currently receiving medical care, Clement Maleghemi, the palace administrator, has said.
Maleghemi said this in his reaction to the reports that the Olu died in the early hours of Monday.
In a statement on Tuesday, the palace administrator said Ayiri Emami, Ologbotsere of Warri kingdom, would brief the public on the circumstances surrounding the monarch’s illness.
“The attention of the palace of His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri has been drawn to news/social media speculations announcing the sudden demise of His Majesty,” the palace administrator said.
“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, Chief Ayirimi Emami, the Ologbotsere of Warri Kingdom.”
The Olu recently celebrated his fifth year anniversary on the stool on December 12.