The 20th Olu Of Warri, Ikenwoli Godfrey Emiko, has died of COVID-19 complications, according to multiple reports.
WESTERN POST had earlier on Monday exclusively reported that there was anxiety over his fate.
There has been no confirmation yet from the Palace or the Delta State Government, that ought to announce the death of a first class monarch.
Uncomfirmed report, however, said said the traditional ruler died Monday, a week after his fifth coronation anniversary.
He was among the contacts of military top shot, late Major General John Irefin, who died on 10 December in Abuja from COVID-19 complications.
Palace chiefs including Ologbotsere (Prime Minister) of Warri Kingdom, Chief Ayirimi Emami, is yet to speak on the demise of the monarch.
Ogiame Ikenwoli was born on March 19, 1955 to Olu Erejuwa II who reigned between 1951 and 1986.
Ikenwoli succeeded his younger brother, Ogiame Atuwatse II, on December 12, 2015 at an elaborate ceremony at Ode-Itsekiri, the ancestral home of the Itsekiri.