“Why are people spreading rumours about my death, when I am right here at Oriental.”

Oba Sikiru Adetona asked after it was rumoured that he has passed away.

The 83-year old monarch, who is spending his 57th year on the throne was reported to have died on Monday by some bloggers and websites. 

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.

He expressed surprise that some bloggers could be spreading rumours about his death without confirming from the palace in Ijebu-Ode or his chiefs.

He advised journalists to check the veracity of their information, before rushing to publish.