The regular routine in most Igbo community in which widows are subjected all sort of inhuman abues, maltreatments.
[dropcap]G[/dropcap]enerally it is believed that women who lose their husbands, particularly when the men in question are considered too young to die, are responsible for their husbands’ ill fate, as such the woman is subjected to some dehumanising rituals.
Sometimes she is denied access to her husband’s belongings in the belief that the poor woman must have had a hand in the death of her husband because she had her eyes on his property. In some cases, the woman is told to drink the water that had been used in bathing her deceased husband’s body.
The change of name was intended to reflect the transformation it had gone through during the period.
[quote_box_center]But in former Nkerehi community in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State, there is a clear departure from this ugly practice, so much so that the community decided to change its name from Nkerehi to Umuchukwu during the administration of former Governor Peter Obi.[/quote_box_center]
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