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Olu of Warri dies at 65 after a brief illness



Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri, is dead.

The Olu is suspected to have died of COVID-19 complications on Monday. He was 65.

The monarch was said to have recently received Olu Irefin, a major-general, whom the army said died of COVID-19 complications.

The traditional ruler’s death is coming a few days after he celebrated his fifth anniversary on the stool.

He ascended the throne on December 12, 2015.

The ceremony was attended by a number of dignitaries including Bola Tinubu, national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC); Ifeanyi Okowa, Delta governor, and Babachir Lawal, former secretary to the government of the federation (SGF).

The Olu is survived by a wife and three children.