Halima Oniru, the estranged wife of the Olu of Orile-Kemta in Odeda Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Adetokunbo Tejuoso, has accused the monarch of allegedly obtaining money from her under false pretense, among other allegations.
According to Daily Trust, the woman had earlier petitioned the Inspector General of Police through her counsel, J. S Agada & Co., accusing the traditional ruler of fraudulently coming up with many business plans with an intention to swindle her company, Haleems Integrated Services Limited, an Abuja-based construction firm.
On Sunday, September 26, Oniru alleged that Oba Tejuoso had borrowed up to N150m from her on pretence of “pursuing a chieftaincy title in Ogun state.” She also alleged that the monarch had at one time presented to her, forged receipts of some of the transactions so as to defraud her of a huge sum of money. “In the guise of doing certain kind of business, he continued to place incessant/continuous demand for monies running into hundreds of millions,” she said. “We finally came together and were co-habiting as husband and wife. In the course of our being together, I got to know about these other sides of his fraudulent and numerous nefarious activities.
“As a result, I confronted him on same and as a result, he started beating and attempted killing me at any slighted opportunity and he finally pushed me out of the house without allowing me to carry any of my belongings from the house. There are pictures of the various degree of injuries inflicted on me by the suspect in the course of beating me and attempting to kill me. “Tejuoso forged and doctored some receipts through which he defrauded me huge sum of monies on different occasion unnoticed.
For example, on one occasion, the suspect collected the sum of N15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million Naira) from me as the cost for buying an Excavator and after the purchase of same, he brought a forged receipt of payment bearing the sum of N15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million Naira) only “But when I investigated the said price from the original seller of the Excavator, it was discovered through the original receipt of payment issued in respect of the purchase, the same bears the sum of N10,000,000.00 (Ten Million Naira) only against the doctored sum of N15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million Naira) only which he claimed he bought the Excavator,” she said.
She had earlier accused the monarch of beating her on any slight provocation, adding that he sent her out of her house since March without allowing her to pack her belongings. Oniru claimed that the traditional ruler had threatened to blackmail her releasing her nude pictures on social media. She also accused Tejuoso of allegedly engaging a blogger to malign her image and drag her children on the social media. Reacting to the allegations, Oba Tejuosho denies ever hitting Oniru, adding that the money he was owing her was not up to N150million.
“I wouldn’t want to say anything negative about her. I never beat Halima, she fell down in my compound inside the gutter and she had bruises on her leg, but she printed that picture to show the police that I was the one that beat her. If that statement is a lie, let the God of heaven crush my life. But if it is not a lie, let God spare my life and anybody that lied, let the wrath of heaven come upon the person,” he said.
“On the N150million, we have been dragging this for 2years now. I told her to prove to me where she got the N150million from. Let me be frank with you, there has been money issue between me and Halima. I told her to calculate what she had taken, how much is left and how much I’m going to refund her. She has been running away from that, all she’s saying is that I’m owing her N150milion.”