The palace of the Elegushi of Ikateland has debunked reports that the monarch’s first wife Olori Sekinat Elegushi is ill.
This followed rumours that the mother of three fell into a coma in Turkey after undergoing a bum enlargement surgery.
Temitope Oyefeso, spokesman of Oba Saheed Elegushi, said in a statement on Monday that the rumour was born from the “wicked imaginations of the authors.”
The palace insisted that the senior wife of the king is hale and hearty and going about her responsibilities in the palace.
It also threatened to take legal action against false news peddlers.
“The attention of the media office of HRM Oba Saheed Ademola Elegushi has been drawn to the false news circulating about Olori Sekinat Aramide Elegushi, senior wife of his royal majesty,” said the statement.
“Contrary to these reports, which only exist in the wicked imagination of the authors, Olori Sekinat Elegushi is hale and hearty; she is currently at the palace, discharging her royal responsibilities.
“The palace takes serious exception to any unfounded and malicious news regarding the royal family and will not hesitate to bring the full weight of the law on anyone found culpable.”
The palace also thanked concerned friends and family members who reached out for clarification on the rumour.
Oba Elegushi married Sekinat in 2003 and the union has produced three daughters.
The monarch married a second wife Hadiza Yakasai from Kano in 2019.
Olori Sekinat had said in an interview that she is not bothered by her husband’s decision to marry another wife and that all men cheat.