Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona, the Awujale of Ijebuland, in Ogun State, has reacted to the widespread rumours about his demise which surfaced earlier today..
According to the 83-year old monarch, who is spending his 57th year on the throne, he is alive, hale and hearty, contrary to was reported to have died today by some bloggers and websites.
The respected monarch debunked the rumours about his death in a telephone conversation, calling it fake news.
The Awujale has for the past week been a guest of Oriental Hotel in Victoria Island, in Lagos, where he has been staying after a routine medical checkup in a Lagos hospital, two weeks ago.
Awujale expressed surprise that some bloggers could be spreading rumours about his death without confirming from the palace in Ijebu-Ode or from his chiefs.
The monarch said;
“Why are people spreading rumours about my death, when I am right here at Oriental”,
He enjoined journalists to check the veracity of their information, before rushing to publish.