In a bid to cleanse the land and avoid the wrath of the gods a popular school proprietor and her sex paetner were forced to walk naked to avert the wrath of an oracle "ALEKWU" which is part of the culture of the Idoma people of Benue state.

This incident was said to have occurred on Thursday 19th September at Orokam, Obadigbo Local Government area of Benue State.

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The woman pictured in the above photograph, is said to be the wife of a popular school proprietor in the area which draws students from Benue as well as neighbouring Enugu and Kogi states. She lost her husband on Tuesday, and was accused by her husband’s people of having committed adultery which she admitted she was guilty of.
Further revelation by members of Orokam stated that there is an oracle called “ALEKWU” in that town which punishes married women that cheat on their husbands and also deters people from committing atrocities. The Oracle supposedly issues out a warning to the husband of any adulterous woman of which if he fails to take appropriate actions or return to the village from wherever he is to perform the proper rites for cleansing himself and his family, he will die.
“This was the case of the proprietor as he failed to adhere to the instruction of the oracle” a villager revealed.
In a bid to cleanse the land of their atrocity as well as appease “Alekwu” not to kill her and the person she committed adultery with (pictured above), they were both asked to walk round the market naked by the village elder. They were not to be touched or harmed by anyone.
She was afterwards sent packing to her father’s house and banned from attending the funeral of her husband.