Following the breakdown of Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi’s marriage to his ex-wife, Olori Wuraola, a renowned Ifa priest, Chief Yemi Elebuibon has warned that any man, who sleeps with Wuraola, will die “prematurely” if she refuses to undergo traditional cleansing process.
Elebuibon stated this while noting that Ooni would not be the first Yoruba Oba to be separated from his wife.
The Ifa priest, however, noted that should an Oba’s marriage breakup like in the case of the Ooni and his wife, “the wife of the Oba will be asked to consult Ifa and Ifa will give directions on how she will make the necessary atonement for her cleansing.”
Speaking with Sun, Elebuibon said, “In Yoruba tradition, a woman who has been married to a king cannot lay with any other man even if the marriage breaks up. But when the right atonements have been made, there won’t be problem.
“For the woman, she might not really have a problem but for any man who sleeps with a queen or marries an ex-queen without the appropriate cleansing, the man may die prematurely, he may be struck with sickness or there might be retrogression in his life.”
Elebuibon warned that if an ex-queen wants to remarry, she will have to do the cleansing with her new husband.
He explained that both of them have to take part in the atonement procedures to avoid problems in the future.
“Any marriage she would be going into must not be elaborate. They should go far away and avoid any flamboyant wedding,” he warned