The palace of Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, claims it is investigating alleged hacking of Olori Naomi's Instagram feed.
It denied knowing about the report that the monarch's marriage to his wife had dissolved.
Olori Naomi revealed on Thursday that her marriage to Ogunwusi had been dissolved through her social media accounts, stating that she's no longer the "Olori" of the Ife Kingdom.
However, Moses Olafare, the Director of Media and Strategy at the Ooni's palace, declared that as of Wednesday evening, Ogunwusi and Naomi went to bed as husband and wife.
He claims that one party in a marriage cannot divorce the other, and that an investigation will be initiated into whether Naomi's Instagram page was hacked.
While speaking with The Punch, Olafare noted that, “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." He stated that as at last night (Wednesday), both the king and queen were still husband and wife.
“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.
“We will dig deeper and know what happened, but like 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 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 special Christmas gift 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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