The Giesi Ruling House of Ife, has said the family will present Prince Adeyeye Ogunwusi, who is being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on allegation of fraud and forgery, to the kingmakers as the next Ooni of Ife if he is found to be among the most qualified aspirants.
Prince Ogunwusi is one of the leading aspirants for the vacant stool from Giesi Ruling House. The family has been picked by the Osun State Government and Ife kingmakers to produce the next Ooni of Ife.
The secretary of the Giesi Ruling House in Ife, Prince Adelowo Ogunleye, made the House’s position known in a telephone interview in Osogbo on Saturday.
Ogunleye said the family was not aware of the case with the EFCC, stressing that the family would have carried out their own investigation on the matter if the petitioners had written to Giesi family.
The secretary of the ruling house said, “That allegation is between him (Ogunwusi) and the petitioners. We are not aware of it. We read the petition in PUNCH just like other members of the public.
“We interviewed him (Ogunwusi) just like we did other candidates and he did not mention the case.
Nobody raised any matter against him. If they had written formally to us, we would have investigated.
“If he is qualified, we will present him to the kingmakers. Nobody informed us of any case against him”.