The Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli, has passed on, barely one week after the grand finale of his fifth coronation anniversary celebration.
As the news of the passage of the monarch spread on Monday, shops and offices in the Warri royal palace vicinity closed as people were seen in groups discussing the development in hush tones.
One of our sources who would not want his name mentioned stated 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.
His health was said to have deteriorated on Sunday evening and died on Monday.
Aged 65 years, Ogiame Ikenwoli, ascended the royal stool of Warri Kingdom on 12th December 12, 2015.
The monarch was lively and did now show signs of illness as he joyfully received well wishers from far and near who paid him royal homage during his fifth coronation anniversary, less than a week ago.