The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has denied promising any lady marriage, saying such promise must have been the work of fraudsters.
The Ooni specifically denied having an extramarital affair with one Elizabeth Odunlami, who, recently, took to Facebook, to claim that the king promised her marriage and used her name for business transactions.
Elizabeth’s case surfaced following the marriage between the Ooni and a Gospel singer, Prophetess Naomi which spurred social media reactions.
Many ladies were said to have complained that they missed the opportunity to marry the Ooni and that Naomi was only smart but the monarch said he was unaware of these ladies and their desire to be his wife.
The monarch who spoke through the palace spokesman, Comrade Moses Olafare, on Wednesday evening, warned young ladies to be wary of anyone that promises them to facilitate marriage with him, saying that such promise is a pure scam. Olafare said
“While we sympathize with Miss Elizabeth Odunlami who obviously has become a victim of a fraudulent act perpetrated by a scammer disguising to be Ooni Ogunwusi, we find it pertinent to debunk this sacrilegious and unfounded allegation which is not unlikely to be another calculated ploy adopted by some unprovoked detractors using pseudo-identities.”
“Members of the public especially ladies are hereby cautioned against communicating with anyone presenting himself to be the Ooni Ogunwusi and advised to swiftly report such a matter or person to the relevant security agencies.”