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A report last night by The Nation said the monarch died earlier in the day (Monday, December 21, 2020).
It quoted sources as saying that his health had deteriorated on Sunday evening, leading to anxiety among the subjects of the supreme monarch of Itsekiris of Delta State.
“Chiefs, community leaders and place staff declined to comment over the condition of the Olu, saying they were not authorized to speak,” another report said.
Here is a Wikipedia biography of the late monarch: “Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko born (19 March 1955 – 21 December 2020) to Olu Erejuwa II (1951–1986) and Olori Eyinagboluwade Emiko is the 20th Olu of Warri. He succeeded his younger brother Olu Atuwatse II who died in March 2015.
“He was crowned Ogiame Ikenwoli on the 12th of December 2015 at Ode-Itsekiri, the ancestral home of the Itsekiri people in a ceremony which was witnessed by many dignitaries in Nigeria such as the Secretary to the Federal Government David Babachir Lawal, the Delta State Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, Emmanuel Uduaghan (former Governor Delta State), and Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
“He is the present Olu of Warri and is married to Olori Mary Emiko. They have three children. The Olu of Warri died on 21st December 2020 from Covid-19 complications.”
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