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Man Forced To Marry Corpse Of Late Wife In Onitsha Anambra Because He Didn’t Pay Her Bride Price

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Man Forced To Marry Corpse Of Late Wife In Onitsha Anambra Because He Didn’t Pay Her Bride Price

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Feb 22, 2016 – Man Forced To Marry Corpse Of Dead Wife In Onitsha Anambra State Because He Didn’t Pay Her Bride Price While She Was Alive

A man has married the corpse of his late wife following his inability to perform her traditional rites when she was alive in Onitsha city in Anambra State, eastern Nigeria.

The marriage attracted many dignitaries from both the couples’ families, friends and well wishers last Saturday in Onitsha city where both family reside.

The couple lived as husband and wife without payment of her bride price or dowry and had six children before the wife fell sick and died.
Thereafter, her family insisted that the man must marry the corpse by paying the dowry and returning the six children they had before the deceased would be buried.

We gathered that the man identified as Nnanna Ude cohabited with the late Faith for 12 years as husband and wife without performing any traditional rites such as payment of bride price and giving wine to the woman’s family as demanded by Igbo culture.

The couple live at G.M.O. Road, off Atani Road in Ogbaru Local Government Area in Old Ontisha Province in Anambra State.

While the relationship lasted, Ude and Faith had six children and the family of Faith had advised Ude on many occasions to come and officially marry Faith by at least paying her bride price.
Ude who is a businessman, promised to do so for many years but did not until Faith died last week.

Trouble started after Faith fell ill and died and Ude went to her family to inform them about her death.
He was told to return the six children he had with Faith outside wedlock and then come and marry the corpse as tradition demands before he can bury her as his wife.
They warned him that if he fails to do so and went ahead to bury her, he would join her in the grave within one week as the gods of their land would fight back.

We gathered that Udeh hails from Ideato in Imo State and met the deceased in Ontisha who is from Anambra State.
On the children, Ude was told to return the children to Faith’s family because he cannot claim those children since he did not marry Faith.

Therefore, any child and property Faith had belonged to her family.
This became an issue as the disagreement lingered until the two families came together last week to amicably resolve the matter.

We gathered that it was agreed that Ude would marry the corpse by paying the bride price and performing traditional wedding before he would be allowed to bury the deceased.

Also Ude was told that he should return the six children first until after he marries Faith’s corpse properly and bury her before the issue of the children would be finally discussed.

The traditional marriage was performed last Saturday while the burial would take place this Friday in Imo State.

[P.M.NEWS]

18 Comments

18 Comments

  1. sola olaniyi

    February 22, 2016 at 2:50 PM

    IN THIS AGE?

  2. QUEEN BEE

    February 22, 2016 at 3:05 PM

    na wah ooo

  3. Angela Joseph

    February 22, 2016 at 3:40 PM

    Nawa O

  4. Danti

    February 22, 2016 at 3:53 PM

    You see some folks sha! Oga o……

  5. Joy

    February 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM

    Very good for the Man. How can u take some one ‘s daughter and keep her In ur home without paying her bride price ? Yet u call her ur WIFE .

  6. Stargurl

    February 22, 2016 at 5:36 PM

    Speechless ????

  7. Jojo

    February 22, 2016 at 5:48 PM

    It is Igbo tradition but I think things like this should be abolished. I wonder how a man would live with a woman for 12 years without paying her dowry. It’s not fair at all.

  8. dem

    February 22, 2016 at 6:47 PM

    Bad ***** . *****people shame on you . Respect to the dead but you are all still backward . No wonder you want to separate from civilization Nigeria. My **** cannot marry *****tribe

  9. lola O

    February 22, 2016 at 7:14 PM

    Useless tradition, marry a corpse? Even God says death is a final separation between husband and wife “till death do us part”. He should have left the children and let their mother’s family raise them for him. Six children is a big burden on anyone to raise these days. He has his DNA in them, so the children will eventually locate their father. All this foolishness is not worth the headache. Why join the living with the dead?

  10. Jacob Flow

    February 22, 2016 at 8:58 PM

    Crazy traditions.. This is 2016 please

  11. EGBERRI MAMA 1

    February 22, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    WHEN MATTERS LIKE DIS ARISE ,I WONDER HOW SOME PEOPLE REASON. U CURSE D CULTURE , D WOMAN,S FAMILY ETC . EVERY ONE HAS D RIGHT TO AIR THEIR VIEW BUT HV U ALSO SAT DOWN TO REASON , WHY ON EARTH A MAN CAN SO SHAMELESS FOR A WOMAN BORN BY FATHER AND MOTHER , HV SIX SOLID NATIONS FOR HIM , YET HE COULD NOT DEEM IT FIT TO PAY A LITTLE OBLIGATION LIKE BRIDE-PRICE ON HER ? D MEN AMONGS U , IF A MAN USED UR BLOOD SISTER LIKE THAT ,WON,T U TAG UR SIS A DISGRACE TO WOMANHOOD ? D WOMEN AMONGS U , PRAY AGAINST BAD-HEAD MAN SO THAT WHAT BEFELL SOME WOMEN WILL NOT COME NEAR UR DOORSTEP OR ELSE …. ! 4 ME KUDOS TO D WOMAN,S FAMILY .U DON,T KNOW IGBO PEOPLE , IF DIS IS NOT DONE AT LEAST , THEY,LL BE D FIRST TO INSULT THOSE CHILDREN ” BASTARDS ” DEAD OR ALIFE , HE HAS PAID THE PRIDE PRICE . EVERYDAY ..NO MONEY , NO MONEY ,DEAD-BODY DON ARRIVE , WHERE DID D MONEY FROM NOW ? WICKKKKED MAN !AFTER HE,LL GO WITH MONEY TO MARRY ANODA . MARRY DEAD-BODY 1ST .

  12. my lady

    February 22, 2016 at 11:30 PM

    Igbo culture! if you are living with a free wife,pray nothing happens to her otherwise……

  13. ireboy

    February 23, 2016 at 5:37 AM

    lol, nija

  14. Amazon

    February 23, 2016 at 7:45 AM

    Eyaa that means he can’t marry again since he’s married to the dead

  15. chyna

    February 23, 2016 at 8:05 AM

    this is crazy

  16. John Emeka

    February 23, 2016 at 9:18 PM

    Just looks like a scene 4rm a movie, nawa 4 d man & d woman too who hv 2 live wit a man who didn’t pay ur bride price..wot a shame

  17. Maryf

    February 23, 2016 at 11:18 PM

    Speechless

  18. Maryf

    February 23, 2016 at 11:22 PM

    But I love this tradition, he should have done something when the wife is alive. Check out, they lived as husband and wife and she bore him 6 children.

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