The Ovie of Idjerhe Kingdom and Chairman of Traditional Rulers Council in the Ethiope West Local Government Area of Delta State, His Royal Majesty, Edward Igho Otadaferua, Erhiekevwe 1, is dead.
Correspondents gather that the revered Urhobo monarch died after a brief sickness.
It was learnt on Saturday that the Idjerhe king, the second largest kingdom in Urhobo land had not been seen in public functions since last three months.
A High chief in the kingdom, who confirmed the happening under conditions of anonymity, said the passing on of the Monarch was being kept from public knowledge due to traditional demands.
The late Traditional Ruler was a former National Deputy Chairman of the Nigeria Supporters Club.
Erhiekevwe I assumed the throne in 2006 after retirement from the Federal Civil Service.
Sources confirmed the incident and added that the demise of the Ovie would be officially announced before the end of the weekend with a declaration of a mourning period according to traditions.
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