A lady named Julia Nwadiaro has narrated how her late father’s siblings has stopped them from burying their father over argument on where to bury him.
She said that they have dug three graves but they keep hijacking the corpse stating that her father will not be buried in a virgin land.
She stated that the Igbo tradition is very sick and very worse than what is seen on the movie.
Read the narrative below;
For two months I haven’t been able to talk about my dad’s death or grieve because I’ve been busy fighting or quarreling or going for village meetings because of little things that should not matter. Because girls like me should not have opinions about things like this.
Because why would someone with a vagina hold the mortuary tally.
Because after my dad’s brothers abandoned his corpse and left it lying there in my living room I took him to the mortuary.
Because his wife and children should not have a say when it comes to burial plans or where He is to be buried.
After my recent experiences, I almost wish I wasn’t a woman. Because now my mum, my siblings and my late dad are suffering because of it. Previously, people have asked me why I hate Igbo culture and people, this is why, people who constantly make you feel I don’t have words anymore..
Igbo tradition is sick.
Being from the same bloodline does not make you family.
And all you see in Igbo movies are true, in fact it’s worse actually.
I take solace in the fact that that’s not really my dad, just his earthly home/host.
Imagine refusing to bury my father on his own piece of land.
Because it’s a virgin land, against his wishes, against his wife & children’s wishes.
Imagine the effrontery! Telling people how to use their own property.
Hi jacking a man’s burial to preserve land that’s not yours
Hopefully the end of this thread.
I’m actually fine, I promise. The heart of man is truly wicked, who can know it?
Worst part of all of this is they fooled me. They apologized and they begged my mum in the presence of the DPO and Rev. Father and we foolishly forgave them.
I let them fool me into releasing the corpse.
They just used me for the parts they could not do.
Pretended, made me believe they actually wanted a “peaceful burial”
Convinced me to drop legal action, to come back home, to carry his picture around the village and to go ahead with the burial in spite of the police situation.
I feel a fool.
Before you marry Igbo men, learn about their cultures, once you marry traditionally you cannot escape them.
If you have daughters,I honestly don’t know what to tell you, because lawyers or the police can’t really save them.
You have to, make sure you save them
My dad never believed his family hated us, he always tried to unite us.
But we always felt the hate, out of 7 sons he was the only one with biological children, 2 girls & a boy. It did not sit right with them and all our lives we’ve had to deal with the utter dislike.
I really hope there’s a God, and he’s listening.
Watch the video here…
But his own brothers and kinsmen just hijacked his corpse: pic.twitter.com/TMVEDwbGpP
— JULIA (@ijayy__) October 23, 2020