The Awujale of Ijebuland, in Ogun State, Oba Sikiru Kayode Adetona has debunked rumours of his death, saying he is alive, hale and hearty.
There had been unconfirmed reports on Monday on social media that the 83-year old monarch, who got on the throne in 1960, had passed on.
Newspeakonline reported on Monday that the rumours had generated anxiety over the Kings state of health across the land.
But in a telephone conversation with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) last night, the Awujale confirmed that he had for the past week been a guest of Oriental Hotel on Victoria Island, in Lagos, where he has been staying after a routine medical checkup in a Lagos hospital, two weeks ago.
“Why are people spreading rumours about my death, when I am right here at Oriental?” he asked.