In a bid to prove to friends and families that they could not exist without each other, two lovers from Okija, Anambra State have resorted to taking their lives.
Reportedly, the lovers, (names withheld) had been in a relationship for not fewer than 6months and had opted to spend their lives together but luck ran out of them, as both parents denied them their consent.
According to our source, “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.”
Our source also disclosed that the lovers had left a written note before embarking on the journey of eternity.
The note reads:
“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!!!”
However, efforts to reach the family of the deceased failed as at the time of filing this report.