As concern grows over the reported death of Asagba of Asaba, Obi (Prof.) Chike Edozien, the Palace announced on Thursday that the revered traditional ruler was only hospitalised and not dead.
Ogbueshi Ndili, the Palace Secretary, clarified this to Vanguard Newspaper.
“His Royal Majesty is only hospitalized. If the worse comes to the worse, we will make it open”, Ndili said.
Similarly, when contacted to respond to the rumours, the member representing Oshimili South Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Bridget Anyafulu said: ” I don’t know anything about that.”
There were rumours in the early hours of Thursday that the 99 years old monarch who will clock100 years on July 28 this year had passed on, causing anxiety in Asaba the State capital.