Divorce Saga: Deji of Akureland, Elders Move to Reconcile Ooni of Ife, Olori Naomi

Reports reaching Oyoaffairs has confirmed that the chairman, Ondo state council of Obas and the Deji of Akureland, Oba Aladetoyinbo Aladelusi are intervening in the conflict between the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and his estranged wife, Olori Naomi.

A reliable source disclosed that Oba Aladelusi and some elders have reached out to both parties in a bid to end the lingering conflict that led to Queen Naomi’s separation from Oonirisa.

Recall, Olori Naomi, an Ondo indigene, who got married to the monarch in the year 2018 shockingly took to her social media pages (Instagram and Facebook) two days to Christmas, announcing her divorce from their 3-year old marriage.

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Olori Naomi had reportedly moved out from the palace in ile- lfe, Osun state to Akure, the state capital before the announcement of her separation from the monarch, citing irreconcilable differences.

However, in a swift reaction, the Ile-Oodua Palace said that the alleged separation of Queen Silekunola Naomi Ogunwusi was unknown to the palace, claiming that the King and his Queen had gone to bed as husband and wife, the night before the announcement.

Sources from Akure also said reliably that the Deji of Akure intervened by meeting personally with Oba Ogunwusi and the Olori separately in Akure and Ile-Ife.

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The meeting was said to be successful as both parties reportedly responded positively to the intervention of the Deji of Akure land.

A source privy to the meeting revealed “It is true that the chairman of the Ondo state council of Obas and the Paramount traditional ruler of Akureland, the Deji took it upon himself to wade into the conflict between his fellow Oba and the Olori.

“It will interest you that the matter would soon be resolved as both parties have agreed to settle their differences.

”Their differences are normal in marriage, it’s nothing unusual, its a teething problem and within a couple of days, the Olori will move back to the palace and life will continue.

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“Don’t believe all the stories in the social media; it was over-bloated, the couple would soon reconcile going by the intervention of the Deji of Akure”.

Contacted for comment, the Press Secretary to the Deji of Akureland, Michael Adeyeye confirmed the intervention of the monarch.

Adeyeye said that ”yes, the chairman council of Obas in the state, the Deji of Akureland has personally paid a private visit to both parties and the matter was discussed and being ironed out.”


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