Prophetess Naomi is yet to return to the palace following her divorce notice issued via Instagram on December 23, spokesman of the Ooni of Ife said on Thursday.
The spokesman Moses Olafare’s reaction came in the wake of rumour that the Ooni Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi and his wife had reconciled.
It was also rumoured that elders from both families met in Akure, Ondo State where she relocated to.
One of the messages circulating on social media read, “Battle is over. Ooni of Ife and Queen Naomi Ogunwusi settle as Akure and Ile-Ife elders meet the family this evening …as Queen Naomi Ogunwusi’s mother apologises.”
When PUNCH contacted Mr Olafare and asked if the king and his wife have reconciled, he said, “I am not aware.”
“Likewise, Queen Naomi is not in the palace. We are all here with Kabiyesi,” he added, without giving further details on reconciliation moves.
The newspaper gathered from an Ife elder that reconcilation moves are still underway.
The elder said, “Both parties have been persuaded to return but no feedback yet from one of them. The last time we heard from them, they said the family will meet and decide.”
Prophetess Naomi had said she was leaving the Ooni after three years of marriage and a son between them because the king’s public image is at variance with “his true self.”