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.
Nigeria and the world is currently experiencing a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic