From all indications it seems the marriage of the Royal house is officially over. All hopes for a reconciliation had been dashed.
This is following a report from Kemiashefonlovehaven.com who exclusively reported that the revered monarch has accepted a Bride price refund from his estranged wife’s family.
Wuraola Zaynab Otiti, as she was previously called before her marriage to the Ooni Of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi, is now free to remarry if she still pleases.
According to a source in Benin city, the Ooni was initially reluctant to collect the bride price, but was persuaded by the Elders as a way of closing the controversial marriage and separation.
“She’s free now, she’s free…,” the Ooni was quoted to have exclaimed afterwards.
The Elders had sued for amicable settlement instead of a rough separation. Both families appeared relieved about this final foreclosure of the marriage that lasted less than two years.
According to a Yoruba source, it was imperative that the bride price be returned even as it is just a token, adding that it holds significant value and meaningful according to tradition.
When a bride price is returned, the man no longer have ties or right over the woman in question, and they can only see themselves afterwards as friends if they so desire.
The elaborate marriage which was contracted back in March 2016 allegedly hit the rocks over cases of infidelity, lack of children, lies, amongst others.