Adebukunola Adebisi Ogunwusi, the first wife of Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has since returned to the United Kingdom.
Bukola (nee Bombata), returned to the UK, immediately after the coronation last December.
According to the elitesng, the marriage between Ooni Ogunwusi and Bukola, was already on the brink of collapse, shortly before he decided to contest for the throne.
According to insiders, the then Prince Ogunwusi’s decision to vie for the throne, was met with opposition from his wife.
Sources attributed the estranged marriage of Oba Ogunwusi and Bukola to many factors. One of such factors was the constant interference from the couple’s families.
It was gathered that there was bad blood between Bukola and Oba Ogunwusi’s three sisters.
The theelitesng reports that crisis rocking the Ogunwusi’s union, which was consummated in 2007, reached a climax, when, Bukola, reportedly, slapped her husband during a family meeting.
The Ooni’s father, Prince Ropo Ogunwusi, who was a witnessed to the incident considered it a sacrilege and was mortified beyond words.
When Oba Ogunwusi eventually emerged as the new Ooni of Ife last October, his sisters did all they could to keep Bukola away from him.
It was gathered that when Bukola arrived at Ife, she was not allowed to see her husband for many days.
Sources disclosed that the family, covertly, tried to hook the king up with a couple of ladies, but their effort didn’t yield any result.
However, Bukola, who suspected she had been frozen out of the scene approached her husband’s friends.
One of the people she approached, waded into the matter, pleaded with Oba Ogunwusi’s father to allow Bukola to be integrated into the coronation activities.
It took the supreme effort on the older Ogunwusi’s part, before Bukola could be absorbed into the preparation.
But no sooner had the coronation ended that Bukola returned to the United Kingdom.