The monarch died on Monday morning, a week after his fifth coronation anniversary. He was said to have met with the late Major General John Irefin, who died earlier this month from COVID-19 complications.
Olu Of Warri is dead, He died at age 65.
A source who Affirmed the news of his death to Ejes Gist Media , said the monarch died on Monday morning from the coronavirus. Another source said many palace workers besieged the adjoining shops selling strong alcoholic drinks to buy from them as they believed it would cure them of COVID-19 should they have contracted it from the monarch.
“Olu of Warri is dead but the palace chiefs are trying to keep the information hidden from the public till they are sure the time is right,” the source added.
Late Olu Of Warri, Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko, born 19 March 1955 to Olu Erejuwa II (1951–1986) and Olori Eyinagboluwade Emiko, was the twentieth Olu of Warri.
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The deceased succeeded his youthful brother Olu Atuwatse II who died in March 2015. He was topped Ogiame Ikenwoli on the twelfth of December 2015 at Ode-Itsekiri, the ancestral residence of the Itsekiri people in a ceremony which was witnessed by many dignitaries in Nigeria such as the Secretary to the Federal Government on the time, David Babachir Lawal, the Delta State Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Emmanuel Uduaghan (former Governor Delta State), and Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the nationwide chief of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling celebration.
Before his demise, Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko was the current Olu of Warri and was married to Olori Mary Emiko, who he had three youngsters with.
The metropolis of Warri is an oil hub in South-South Nigeria and homes an annex of the Delta State Government House. It served as the colonial capital of the then Warri Province.