2 Igala persons tell us about how Olamaboro LGA people prevent their wives from cheating

Last Updated on June 3, 2021 by MyGh.Online

I spoke with Ugbede and Solomon, who are natives of Olamaboro LGA about their culture which prevents cheating.

I was told that in the olden days, their men hardly stayed home because they went out to the southwestern part of the country to farm. Sometimes war took them far away.

To curb these stories, the newly married couples would perform some rituals and break a Kola nut known as Agarama. These rites usually involve a meeting with the elders.

The implication of that is the woman is bound to the man. It is a covenant she has made with the gods and the laws of the land.

If a married woman sleeps with another man, she will have a running stomach and die with her neck twitching and turning.

According to their culture, if the man’s wife cheats and tells him mistakenly or even so much as jokes about it and he forgives her, the husband dies. If she tells him, he ought to meet the village elders to perform some rites on him, or else he dies.

Solomon believes that these customs and the consequences of disobediences applies even without the rites performed because they are ancestral and spiritual.

We live in it irrespective of where we are, it still catches up with people.”

“Several deaths I know have been linked with it, but I am not in the position to believe it is true.”

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