Afikpo Residents Condemned For Disgracing Widow Caught Sleeping With Boyfriend
July 27, 2017 – Lawmaker Condemns Attack on Widow Caught Sleeping With Boyfriend At Late Husband’s Home In Ebonyi State
The lawmaker representing Afikpo NE in Ebonyi House of Assembly, Hon. Maria Ude has condemned the way in which a 70-year-old widow caught sleeping with her boyfriend in AFikpo area of Ebonyi was paraded round town.
Here is an update on the case:
” Mrs Maria Ude Nwachi (Afikpo Chic), the member representing Afikpo North East in the Ebonyi State House of Assembly,on the 22nd July 2017, complained to Essa Traditional Council of Ehugho, the highest decision making body in Ehugbo (Afikpo), about a 70 year old widow, accused of sleeping with a man in her late husband’s home at Amuzu Nkpogoro, Afikpo, and paraded with the man round the villages; with youths chanting disgraceful songs behind them, thereby creating a scene which attracted condemnation from several quarters, describing such as obnoxious, uncivilized, and other adjectives.
Following the report, the Ekpuke Essa Traditional ruling body on 26 July 2017 at Ulubi Eke Ehugbo deliberated on the matter and stated that the normal thing as Ehugbo tradition demands is that the culprit is liable to atone her misdeed with a goat.
The above process, the Essa said is the tradition and not the dehumanising act of parading the culprit. They also advised widows cannot hold themselves, they should re- marry or alternatively pack out from their late husband house.
THE VERDICT IS: No community should parade anyone again and if they ever do, they would be fined N100,000 and another fine of N5000 will be given again to every one in the community who allowed such act. They stated the act of the said community is not acceptable. They frowned at the bad public image the incident gave the town of Afikpo.”
July 27, 2017 at 8:50 PM
They still don’t get it – leaders of the community and law makers. When a man dies, the house belongs to his wife, at the minimum, for the rest of her natural life, or until she re-marries. Where else does one have sex but inside the privacy of their homes? Can people have sex in street corners or go to hotels and embarrass themselves? These laws are very sexist and brutal to the woman. If a woman dies, it is okay for the man to bring in any woman and have sex in the same house, even without re-marrying. What of all the years she lived with her husband, or perhaps contributed to building the house? Don’t they count?
July 27, 2017 at 11:40 PM
This is very inhuman, and even beastial. What wrong has this woman done? That she needed companion and she got it? Where in the first place is she suppose to have sex if not her house? For crying out loud her husband is late! A man brings his girlfriend to his matrimonial bed and he is not asked to perform any ritual, and his wife is also asked to endure it because ‘he is a man’ But here is a woman whose husband is late and the society is denying her any opportunity of finding happiness again;as if it is her fault that she lost her husband. ADULTERY IS ADULTERY , WHETHER COMMITTED BY MAN OR WOMAN
July 27, 2017 at 11:51 PM
Please these ASOEBI people that call themselves Ichies and Ozos, I know you like to fly though you’re not a witch, when next you travel, take a lecture on how to build a just society. Because any society that is built with injustice will surely backfire. I didn’t say you should dump your oyibo girlfriend though. I clean my mouth, and then take a stroll.
July 27, 2017 at 11:58 PM
Please those ASOEBI people that call themselves Ichies and Ozos, I know you like to fly though you’re not wizards, when next you travel take a lecture on how to build a just society. Because any society that is built on injustice will surely backfire. I didn’t say you should dump your oyibo girlfriend though. I clean my mouth, and then take a stroll.
July 28, 2017 at 10:32 AM
Poster can be wrong this kind of ritual happen when 2people that related to each, or thethe culture forbid them getting married, if they are caught both of them need to go half naked around the village to appease the God but olden days both have to go stack nacked without pante but now is half naked,the law is also in IMO state to avoid cause or to avoid being like Chinese people where family member can marry another family member, we don’t marry from maternal or paternal home and we don’t have affair also, if you can caught you will be disgrace ok
July 28, 2017 at 12:35 PM
The woman has done nothing wrong except they are saying the woman is still bound to her husband in death. death terminates marriage! i wonder how many men have been paraded for such. Everything is always unfair to women