Halima Oniru, the ex-wife of Oba Adetokunbo Tejuoso has filed a lawsuit against the monarch accusing him of threat to life, domestic violence and fraud.
It was gathered that 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.
On Sunday, Oniru alleged that Oba Tejuoso had borrowed up to N150m from her on the pretence of “pursuing a chieftaincy title in Ogun State.”
She 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.
She mentioned to newsmen on Sunday that her estranged husband used to beat her on any slight provocation, adding that he sent her out of her house since March without allowing her to pack her belongings.
“In the guise of doing certain kinds of business, he continued to place incessant/continuous demand for monies running into hundreds of millions.
“We finally came together and were cohabiting 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 a huge sum of monies on different occasions 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.
Oniru told newsmen on Sunday that the traditional ruler had threatened to blackmail her releasing her nude pictures on social media.
According to her, Tejuoso had allegedly engaged a blogger to malign her image and drag her children on social media.
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Meanwhile, the monarch has debunked all allegations, saying the woman lied against him.
The Oba, who confirmed being aware of the petition, said the money he was owing Oniru was not up to N150million.
His words: “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 a 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.
“I got a contract from CCECC to supply sand, I had a site there and Halimat said she has one honourable who can bring money. Let me meet honourable, she did not let allow me to meet him. Eventually, she said she had brought the money from the honourable for us to do business. She has sold all the excavators she said I bought for N10million and I gave her a receipt of N15million. Halima has not allowed me to work for one day that I bought that equipment. She sold the excavator, a payloader, two Howo trucks, yet she said I’m owing her N150million.
“She said I gave her a receipt of N15million, in the first instance, I didn’t even give her the receipt. Halima is just going about causing issues, but I’m just looking at her, not because I don’t know what to do, not because I’m guilty, but he who lives in a glasshouse, don’t throw stones. Halima is still begging Olu Itori to beg me. If I want to advise her, I will tell her to leave all this rubbish she’s doing. People are mocking her.”