The Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, has passed on.
According to reports, the monarch died of COVID-19 complications on Monday.
The Olu’s death comes barely one week after the celebration of his fifth coronation anniversary.
Aged 65 years, Ogiame Ikenwoli, ascended the royal stool of Warri Kingdom on 12th December 12, 2015.
It is rumoured that the former General Officer Commanding 6 Division Port Harcourt, Major-General Olu Irefin, whose death about two weeks ago was attributed to COVID-19, was recently received by the Olu of Warri in the royal palace.
The late 20th Olu of Warri was the second Itsekiri monarch to have spent only five years on the throne after the 13th Olu of Warri, HRM Akengboye.