For weeks unending, the media has been plagued with the breakup of the Ooni of Ife’s marriage to Olori Wuraola and now it seems the separation process has been finalized. No hope of reconciliation.
This is according to Kemiashefonlovehaven.com who is exclusively reporting that the revered monarch has accepted a bride price refund from his estranged wife’s family.
Olori Wuraola, who has now reverted back to her maiden name, Zynab Otiti is now free to remarry if she so pleases following the receipt of the customary bride price by Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi from the elders of her family in Benin City, Nigeria.
A source who was present in Benin disclosed that 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 and both families appeared relieved about this final foreclosure of the marriage.
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 marriage which was lasted for only 17 months after an elaborate ceremony allegedly crashed on grounds of infertility, lies, adultery amongst others.