One of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Anuoluwapo Adeyemi, has accused the monarch of harassment and alleged that her life is under threat since leaving the palace over unresolved issues with the traditional ruler.
Anu, who has parted ways with the monarch alleged that her family is being harassed because the Alaafin does not know her whereabout with the twin children she had with him.
She took to Instagram on Wednesday to make the allegations against the Alaafin.
Prior to the issues between them, Anu was rumoured to be the Alaafin’s favourite wife.
She revealed that it was difficult for her to take the bold step by accusing the monarch of harassment.
She wrote, “It is with great sadness that I am putting out this statement. I deem it necessary to do so as I feel my life is being threatened as a result of me walking out of my marriage. The purpose of this statement is to let all and sundry know that should anything happen to me and my children, it is as a result of my exit from the palace. And the monarch should be held responsible.
“It’s not my wish to walk out. I can’t continue to live under bondage. I wish to live, be the best I can for my children.
“I chose not to grant any interview to any media outlet as this is my personal and private life in which for the sake of my children, I chose to leave quietly in order to live for them. However, if I feel my life is being threatened.
“This is an outcry to protect my life. That I left the palace should not warrant a threat to my life. I can never deny my children the right to their father, however, it is only motherly for me to have them with me,” she added.
“I was appalled to find out that my family is being harassed because my location is unknown to the king. The attempt to also have me kidnapped failed, and I can no longer keep my silence.
“I refuse to live in bondage and will do anything within my human right to be free. I just want to live and be the mother of my children.”
The Alaafin is yet to react to the allegations as at the time of filing this report.