Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, the Awujale of Ijebuland, in Ogun State, has confirmed that he is alive, hale and hearty, as opposed to widespread rumours about his death.
Spending his 57th year on the throne, the 83-year old ruler, was reported to have died today by some bloggers and websites. But the news has been declared false.
The respected monarch debunked the rumours about his death in a telephone conversation with the News Agency of Nigeria.
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The Awujale has been a guest of Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island, in Lagos for a week now, where he has been after a routine medical checkup in a Lagos hospital, two weeks ago.
Awujale was overwhelmed that some bloggers could be spreading such a rumour about him without verifying from the palace in Ijebu-Ode or from his chiefs.
“Why are people spreading rumours about my death, when I am right here at Oriental”, asked the baffled King.
He urged journalists to check veracity of their information, before rushing to publish.
Source: Naija News