Former Olori of Ife Kingdom, Queen Wuraola has been freed from the shackles of marriage by His Imperial Majesty, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, and if she wishes to remarry, she is free to do so
This is so because the customary bride price paid by the revered monarch has been returned fully from the elders of Queen Zynab’s Family in Benin City.According to the boss newspaper’s source, 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 after the whole ritual of marriage annulment.
The Elders had sued for an 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 is returned even as it is just a token, adding that it holds significant value and meaning 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 Yoruba source said
Recall that an IFA priest had warned that any man who marries Olori Wuraola would be in great danger of an untimely death if the ritual of cleansing is not performed for the Queen.
Source: The Boss Newspaper.