Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, has been mentioned in a fraud controversy on social media.
The monarch was enmeshed in the controversy when a Twitter user tweeted that a real estate company owned by Ogunwusi, Grand Imperio Group, scammed him of N6.7 million.
While responding to a Twitter debate where people were narrating how they have lost huge amount of money to those they borrowed, the user identified as Dolapo Oni, stated that having made a payment of N6.7 million as first installment to the real estate company for the purchase of a house in 2015, till date, he’s yet to get what he paid for.
Another Twitter user who seems to have had a similar experience, however, insinuated that this case is not the first of its kind. According to him, the company is fond of stealing from people and people are scared to talk about it because it belongs to Ooni.
“Gran Impero pulled one of Nigeria’s greatest real estate frauds. Without shame, and intentionally so, they stole from people. Nobody wants to talk about it because Gran Impero belongs to the Ooni,” @SeiyefaEgein wrote in his tweet.
Efforts to reach Ooni for comment and the individuals who accused the monarch of fraud, are however yet to yield a positive results. But trust us to bring the news to you as soon as they give updates and reactions to this story.
About Grand Imperio Group
Grand Imperio Group is a real estate development consortium in Nigeria. The company is known for investment in real estate, dredging projects, resort development and management, general investment finance, and management services.