By Sodiq Lawal
The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwunsi, has called on the general public to beware of fraudsters who have been swindling gullible members of the society by using his name.
Ooni said this in a statement released by the Director of Media and Public Affairs to Ooni’s palace, Com. Moses Olafare on Friday morning.
According to the statement, “Having recieved countless reports on fraudulent acitivities of some unscrupulous individuals who have been swindling gullible members of the society disguising in the name of the Arole Oodua, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife, we hereby make this public announcement to caution the general public against the nefarious antics and evil machinations always deployed by these sacrilegious criminals especially through social media platforms which they have created to dupe people.
“Apart from the House of Oduduwa Foundation and its offshoot which is Hopes Alive Initiative (HAI), people are advised to properly check from the palace before to avoid donations to wrong accounts as Kabiyesi has no association whatsoever with any charity called “Ooni Outreach Foundation” and any similar group claiming to be raising funds on behalf of Ooni to xare for the needy.
“Below are the Ooni Ogunwusi’s personally owned social media platforms; Instagram: @ooniadimulaife; Twitter: @ooniadimulaife; Facebook: Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi – Ojaja II (@ooniadimulaife).