In a recent story shared by one Mr. JohnDaniel Bishop Gideon via Facebook, two lovers (both held from Okija), Anambra State, Nigeria drank snippers because their parents refused to give their consent for them to get married after 6 years of relationship, because of Osu And Ohu Caste system.
JohnDaniel Bishop Gideon wrote; “Since #Ohaneze is yet to generally abolish this in Igbo land, It’s high time the Supreme Court put an end to this issue once and for all.”
Mentorslinks gathered that the families of unidentified lovers, did not agree to their Union because of a lot of reasons after the two lovers dated for 6 years. So, they resolved to ‘allegedly’ commiting suicide by drinking snipper as shown in the viral photo.
The complete story reads; “Two lovers from Okija, Anambra State drank poison (Snipper) because their parents refused to give their consent to get married to each other all because of Osu And Ohu Caste palava.
The two lovers left a written note, l: “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!!!”
Below is the suicide note they left…;