Olori Wuraola Ogunwusi, the estranged wife of the Ooni of Ife, on Wednesday confirmed her separation from the monarch.
In a statement on her Instagram page, the queen who has also reverted to her maiden name Queen Zaynab-Otiti Obanor, said there is absolutely no truth in the report of infidelity and infertility published about her.
Wuraola’s marriage to the Ooni lasted 17 months.
The statement reads: “We have got to stop this culture of shaming and vilifying women with false stories of infidelity and nefarious behaviour. The spreading of false information (through ‘sources’ afraid to be identified) is the mark of cowards and a cover up for guilty parties to justify their horrific actions. There is absolutely no truth to the media circulated lies of infidelity and infertility on my end.
“What I can confirm, is that the Ooni and I are no more. I inhale love and exhale gratitude. My journey continues as humanitarian aiding women and victims of domestic violence and abuse with the United Nations. No matter how much time you’ve invested, no matter the use of media to silence and manipulate, no matter the circumstance, slander, embarrassment, threats and lies: Get out and seek immediate help.”