Anambra lovers commits suicide after parents refused to give marriage consent
Two lovers from Okija, Anambra State reportedly drank poison (Sniper) after their parents refused to give their consent to get married to each other.
A Facebook user, Nwedo Angel, who shared the story on the platform revealed that the families refused to give their consent for the lovers to marry over the Osu (slave) culture in Igbo land.
The Osu caste system is an ancient practice in Igboland that discourages social interaction and marriage with a group of persons called Osu.
The Osus are made to live in shrines or marketplaces and are objected when seeking a romantic, marital and often congenial relationship outside of their cast
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“Racism in disguise…How can we separate after 6 solid years of dating and getting so use to each other? how???Is it a crime to be held from Okija Anambra state? We both are from Okija in Ihiala local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria. We have always wanted to spend the rest of lives together, we’ve always planned our future together.
“We have always struggled to secure a better future, now that things are gradually turning around for us, they’re saying we can’t get married, all because of Osu and Ohu Caste, all because of an ancient belief that has been abolished in other villages.
“The people of Okija chose to live in the past, all as a result of ignorance. God created everyone equally so why would human beings discriminate just because of the ignorance of our forefathers? Why will we keep sufferering for what we know nothing about, for something we didn’t do??? Why do we still chose to stay in the dark? This is racism in disguise, yet we want to be treated equally in the white man’s land, charity they say begins at home.
“We made up our minds to end it all because we can’t stay without each other.Ndi Okija, say No to Osu Caste!!!”.