The palace of Ooni of Ife has reacted to the alleged separation of Queen Silekunola Naomi from Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi Ojaja II.
She revealed that her decision to move on was due to irreconcilable differences and not based on the decision of the monarch to marry another queen.
However, in an interview with the Punch, Ooni’s spokesman, Moses Olafare, claimed that the social media pages of the Queen were possibly hacked and a probe of the alleged hack is being carried out.
Olafare stated that the royal couple is still together, adding that separation in marriage cannot be done by one of the parties
He said: “Separation is a two-way affair, it is not something that is announced by one party. The announcement of separation is subject to agreement by both parties.
“The palace is not aware of such separation because we all went to bed last night (Wednesday) the two being the king and queen.
“So, if by this morning, the queen went to social media to write that she is no longer in marriage with Ooni, we will look into it to see whether or not the Instagram page truly belongs to her, and to know the reason behind it.
“But as of today, this moment, the palace is not aware of the separation. Marriage is a private affair, no matter how prominent the personalities involved, it is a private affair.
“We will dig deeper and know what happened, but as I said, all of us just woke up to read about the separation on social media.
“Even by this time yesterday, (Wednesday) Kabiyesi was still packaging a special gift for her.
“If you want to separate with someone, you cannot be packaging gift for her. I was aware that Kabiyesi was putting a special Christmas gifts together for her. If he is not in love with her, he cannot be doing that. In fact, the Christmas gift has been delivered to her already.”
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