Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the ooni of Ife, and wife Wuraola Ogunwusi have denied reports of a marital crisis.

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The denial is coming 24 hours after it made rounds on social media and blogs that the pair had separated as a result of infedility and mutual suspicion.

Reacting, Moses Olafare, spokesperson of the ooni’s palace, said: “there is no truth to the news, it is unimaginable.”

Olafare said in a statement on Facebook: “We would issue a statement on the matter soon. This is total jungle journalism and whoever writes such should not be regarded as a journalist at all.

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“The palace is not interested in this rumour as there are lots of positive activities happening every minute so we don’t have time to respond to such noise being created by nonentities.”

Speaking in a similar vein, Ibraham Adedeji, press secretary of the queen, said: “We are deeply disturbed by these rumors and there is absolutely no truth to these absurd claims of infidelity and we vehemently deny them.

“Due to the nature of the allegations and the attempt to defame the character of the Queen and embarrass well respected friends of our Palace, we have immediately employed legal counsel to investigate their origin to take necessary action against the perpetrators.”

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The monarch married the queen less than two years ago upon his ascension to the throne.



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