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General News of Friday, 31 December 2021


Akure monarch intervenes in Ooni, Olori’s marital rift

Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and his estranged wife, Naomi Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and his estranged wife, Naomi

The Deji of Akure and Chairman, Ondo State Council of Obas, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi, has intervened in the crisis between the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and his estranged wife, Naomi.

Naomi recently announced her separation from the traditional ruler on her social media platforms. The Akure monarch was said to have visited both parties in a bid to end the rift.

According to a source, the meeting was successful as both parties reportedly responded positively to the intervention.

The source said, “lt is true that the Chairman of the Ondo State Council of Obas and the paramount traditional ruler of Akureland, Oba Aladetoyinbo, took it upon himself to wade into the conflict between his fellow Oba and the Olori.

“It will interest you to know that the matter would soon be resolved as both parties have agreed to sheathe the sword.

“Their differences are normal in marriage, they are nothing unusual, they are teething problems and within a couple of days, the Olori will move back to the palace and life will continue.

“Don’t believe all the stories on social media. I am sure they will soon reconcile, going by the intervention of the Deji of Akure.”

The Chief Press Secretary to the Deji of Akureland, Mr Michael Adeyeye, confirmed the development, saying the monarch had meetings with the Ooni and his wife.

“The Deji of Akureland has personally paid private visits to both parties and the matter was discussed and it is being ironed out. The process is ongoing and tension has gone down,” he said.

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