Concerns over Olu of Warri’s Health

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By Sylvester Idowu

There was anxiety in Delta State yesterday over the health of the Olu of Warri, Ogiame Ikenwoli.

Multiple sources in the state told THISDAY last night that the health of the monarch, who was said to have been receiving treatment for COVID-19 at the Lily Hospital, Warri, deteriorated yesterday.

The monarch was suspected of contracting the virus from the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 6 Division of the Nigerian Army, Port Harcourt, Major General John Olubunmi Irefin, who died recently.

According to an impeccable source, the Olu developed complications between Sunday and early hours of yesterday.

Though details of his health status is being shrouded in secrecy according to tradition, it was learnt that the mood amongst the Itsekiris indicated “a big loss in the kingdom”.

THISDAY gathered that the Ologbosere of Warri, Chief Emami Ayiri, who is the traditional prime minister of the town, will soon give details on the monarch’s health.