Less Than One Year After Being Crowned, Delta Monarch, His Royal Majesty, Professor Paul Oghenero Okumagba, Idama II is Dead
The Orosuen of Okere-Urhobo Kingdom in Warri South Local Government Area of Delta State, Prof. Paul Oghenero Okumagba, Idama II, is dead.
The monarch ruler who received his staff of office from the Delta state government less than a year ago was said to have died of a protracted illness.
Although the Okere-Urhobo palace has not released any official statement on the monarch’s death, palace sources said chiefs and leaders of the kingdom would meet in the palace today to discuss the development.
The departed monarch ascended the throne of his fathers in October 2017, when he was picked by the kingdom’s kingmakers as Orosuen-elect.
His reign was formalised in November 2018, when he was presented with a staff of office by the state governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, who was represented by his deputy, Mr. Kingsley Otuaro.
The deceased was a Professor of Sociology at the Delta State University, Abraka, before becoming king. He ascended the throne in October 2017, and was presented with a Staff of Office in November 2018.