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Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by CastedDude: 7:50pm On May 07, 2018
A Nigerian journalist, Imani MumZoe, has shared her experience after embarking on an investigate trip to Cross River state to uncover the "Money Marriage Practice'' under the platform of Channels TV. Money Marriage is an old traditional practice synonymous with the Becheve tribes in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State, South South Nigeria where an elderly man buys a little girl for a wife.

Obanliku Local Government Area is situated in Northern Cross River State, approximately eight hours drive from Calabar the State Capital to access.

According to the journalist, the traditional practice is presently ongoing in a remote part of Cross River State South South Nigeria where, young girls are being sold out for a kind of marriage known as, "The Money Marriage" and the victim, Money Woman.

The practice which is as old as tradition itself is carried out without the consent of the girl who in most cases, is sold out to clear debts owed by a family relation even before her birth.

At each of the communities visited, victims of the Money Marriage through the help of the missionary were quick to share with Channels Television their experiences as Money Women or Money wives.

The Money Woman practice according to tribes in becheve is a status thing and a show of pride as there is virtually no family in Becheve that is not without a Money Woman.

The victims are most times used to settle debts owed by her relatives and when her husband dies, his next-of-kin marries her and if the girl-wife dies without giving birth to children, her parents are obligated to bring a replacement in accordance with customary demands.

In cases where a money woman gets pregnant by another man, the husband hold claims of the children and if the woman eventually gives birth to a baby girl, she is in turn sold out to a willing buyer without her consent.

‘Money Wives’ are not allowed the right to education and in every sale, the girl’s opinion is not sought. She is the bread winner.

Victims of this marriage are sold for as low as Ten Thousand Naira, few goats and pigs, tubers of yam, depending on the man's bargain power.

The buyer determines what he does with the money woman even if he uses her for ritual purposes.

Once a girl is sold out for Money Marriage, she is considered dead by her own immediate family and warned never to return back irrespective of how she is being treated by her husband or his relatives.

Source; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2018/05/money-marriage-practice-becheve-tribes-in-obanliku-lg-in-cross-river-state.html

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by madridguy(m): 7:51pm On May 07, 2018
Subhanalah, in this era? This is more than slavery.

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by excellencyabia1: 7:58pm On May 07, 2018
So some one that don't even know anything will pay for others indebtedness.
And this is the kind of place that if you visit them, they will use the money girls to present to you as kola

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by decatalyst(m): 8:00pm On May 07, 2018
excellencyabia1:
So some one that don't even know anything will pay for others indebtedness.
And this is the kind of place that if you visit them, they will use the money girls to present to you as kola


Practice that has been preserved by some set of demented fools undecided

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by beylinko(m): 8:36pm On May 07, 2018
I was expecting to see a Northern state immediately I saw the Topic. This is total slavery with the level of education in tat part of the world.

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by Nobody: 8:54pm On May 07, 2018
beylinko:
I was expecting to see a Northern state immediately I saw the Topic. This is total slavery with the level of education in tat part of the world.

Why wont your expectations be upside down; when your sent to school and you gulp down bottles of codeine before you get to class. undecided

Only your God's know what evil you have promoted and perpetrated with this and other bias , the devil has afflicted you with.

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by DaRuud(m): 9:16pm On May 07, 2018
FTC
quote author=CastedDude post=67364444]A Nigerian journalist, Imani MumZoe, has shared her experience after embarking on an investigate trip to Cross River state to uncover the "Money Marriage Practice'' under the platform of Channels TV. Money Marriage is an old traditional practice synonymous with the Becheve tribes in Obanliku Local Government Area of Cross River State, South South Nigeria where an elderly man buys a little girl for a wife.

Obanliku Local Government Area is situated in Northern Cross River State, approximately eight hours drive from Calabar the State Capital to access.

According to the journalist, the traditional practice is presently ongoing in a remote part of Cross River State South South Nigeria where, young girls are being sold out for a kind of marriage known as, "The Money Marriage" and the victim, Money Woman.

The practice which is as old as tradition itself is carried out without the consent of the girl who in most cases, is sold out to clear debts owed by a family relation even before her birth.

At each of the communities visited, victims of the Money Marriage through the help of the missionary were quick to share with Channels Television their experiences as Money Women or Money wives.

The Money Woman practice according to tribes in becheve is a status thing and a show of pride as there is virtually no family in Becheve that is not without a Money Woman.

The victims are most times used to settle debts owed by her relatives and when her husband dies, his next-of-kin marries her and if the girl-wife dies without giving birth to children, her parents are obligated to bring a replacement in accordance with customary demands.

In cases where a money woman gets pregnant by another man, the husband hold claims of the children and if the woman eventually gives birth to a baby girl, she is in turn sold out to a willing buyer without her consent.

‘Money Wives’ are not allowed the right to education and in every sale, the girl’s opinion is not sought. She is the bread winner.

Victims of this marriage are sold for as low as Ten Thousand Naira, few goats and pigs, tubers of yam, depending on the man's bargain power.

The buyer determines what he does with the money woman even if he uses her for ritual purposes.

Once a girl is sold out for Money Marriage, she is considered dead by her own immediate family and warned never to return back irrespective of how she is being treated by her husband or his relatives.

Source; https://www.nationalhelm.co/2018/05/money-marriage-practice-becheve-tribes-in-obanliku-lg-in-cross-river-state.html[/quote]
Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by Nobody: 9:17pm On May 07, 2018
So many pple are disapointed its not north. Hence dem go avoid d thread

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by OgaDonald: 9:17pm On May 07, 2018
lipsrsealed
Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by apesinola001(m): 9:17pm On May 07, 2018
Thank God for my life

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by gists: 9:18pm On May 07, 2018
This just proves that no region is perfect. If this were to be in the West or in the North, food for don done for me myopic lazy yoots

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by NaijaFutbol: 9:18pm On May 07, 2018
Thank God it is not in the North.

We can now criticise it without being tagged arewaphobic

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by ayourbamie: 9:18pm On May 07, 2018
This is barbaric. I'm sure there are churches and schools in that's LGA.

Maybe the pastors and teachers are even involved in the kind of dehumanising behaviour

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by carpmam: 9:19pm On May 07, 2018
Every woman is a money woman because they were also bought by their respective husbands through bride price,the only difference here is that this people are doing theirs in an archaic way

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by Ayoswit(f): 9:19pm On May 07, 2018
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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by kmaster007: 9:19pm On May 07, 2018
dis kind tin dey hppn for dis naija jawe... wow
Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by GURUGRAPHICS(f): 9:19pm On May 07, 2018
undecided
Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by abdelrahman: 9:19pm On May 07, 2018
And they will be insulting north,see hypocrisy

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by chinavs9ja(m): 9:19pm On May 07, 2018
This is serious!

I am a good writer, you can check my signature
Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by slawomir: 9:20pm On May 07, 2018
isoright
Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by 9jaBloke: 9:20pm On May 07, 2018
Jesus!
Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by abdelrahman: 9:22pm On May 07, 2018
The bigot Igbo Christians now!

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by GreenNegro(m): 9:22pm On May 07, 2018
No place is safe o
Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by Newbeginnings(m): 9:22pm On May 07, 2018
This is actually something I was reading about yesterday. It's a major tribal group found at the boundary between Nigeria and Cameroon.

Unbelieveable

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by efilefun(m): 9:22pm On May 07, 2018
This is serious
Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by Debazent: 9:22pm On May 07, 2018
This is slavery and this happens in almost all communities of this nation,if not the world at large.
Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by StaffofOrayan(m): 9:25pm On May 07, 2018
See broke men writing the name of the village
Before you spend 50k you don get wife
Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by Daddyboy101(m): 9:27pm On May 07, 2018
??WHAT THE Fu{k?? Kukuma kee me

Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by donbachi(m): 9:28pm On May 07, 2018
The men bought the girls as blood tonics...steady changing of oil also.and we are complaining.as if you did not buy mikimiki icecream in your primary school days...abegi,dem force dem?.this is just the difference between america and africa...the americans bought blacks as slaves into a civilized society,while africans bought their fellow blacks into an uncivilized society.
Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by Nobody: 9:28pm On May 07, 2018
Northerners.
I knew it's them.
Hahaha
Shame on any body who comes from the southern part of Nigeria. Northerners rock God bless North

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Re: Money Marriage Practice In Cross River State Where Girls Are Sold To Elderly Men by soberdrunk(m): 9:29pm On May 07, 2018
............and we wonder why Africa is backwards..... angry

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