One of the victims who was said to have fell prey to the antics of the fraudsters, Miss Elizabeth Odunlami, claimed that the monarch dated and jilted her but Oba Ogunwusi denied any relationship with the lady.
Elizabeth’s case surfaced following the marriage between the Ooni and a Gospel singer, Prophetess Naomi which spurred social media reactions.
Many ladies were said to have complained that they missed the opportunity to marry the Ooni and that Naomi was only smart but the monarch said he was unaware of these ladies and their desire to be his wife.
Ooni warned young ladies to be wary of anyone that promises them to facilitate marriage with him, saying that such promise is a pure scam.
The monarch spoke through the palace spokesman, Comrade Moses Olafare, on Wednesday evening.
He cautioned ladies to be careful with fraudsters using his name to deceive them.
Olafare advised young ladies to report whoever that promises them marriage in the name of Ooni of Ife to the security agencies immediately.
Olafare said “While we sympathize with Miss Elizabeth Odunlami who obviously has become a victim of a fraudulent act perpetrated by a scammer disguising to be Ooni Ogunwusi, we find it pertinent to debunk this sacrilegious and unfounded allegation which is not unlikely to be another calculated ploy adopted by some unprovoked detractors using pseudo-identities.”
“Members of the public especially ladies are hereby cautioned against communicating with anyone presenting himself to be the Ooni Ogunwusi and advised to swiftly report such a matter or person to the relevant security agencies.”