His Majesty, Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri, has joined his ancestors barely one week after the grand finale of his fifth coronation anniversary celebration.
Hearing the news, shops and offices in the Warri royal palace vicinity closed as people were seen in groups discussing the development in hush tones.
A sources who would not want his name in print 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.
The 65-year-old monarch, Ogiame Ikenwoli, ascended the royal stool of Warri Kingdom on 12th December 12, 2015.
Recall that the monarch was lively and did not 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.