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Chief Jeremiah Akaava was reputed to be the world’s oldest monarch and died at 116/Image: Sahara Reporters.

The Obobanyi of Ohionwa in Ihima, Okehi Local Government of Kogi State, Chief Jeremiah Akaava, reputed to be the world’s oldest monarch, has died at 116, Concise News understands.

Chief Akaava, this online news medium understands, died on died in the late hours of Friday after spending 36 years on the throne in Ohionwa of Kogi State.

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According to a statement issued by the Ohionwa clan in Lokoja on Saturday, the late monarch was a lover of peace, unity and progress of the people.

The statement also thanked people who acknowledged the role the late king played in the unification of Kogi State while he was alive.

The late monarch has since been buried, the statement further noted.