The Place Director of the Olu of Warri, His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, has said that the monarch is still alive.
The Palace Director, Chief Clement Maleghemi, said reports that he traditional ruler died on Monday was not true.
According to him, the Olu is indisposed and his undergoing treatment.
He said in a statement on Tuesday:
“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.
“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.”