A widow and mother of two was stripped naked by angry mob and conveyed in a wheel barrow back to her fathers house for alleged adultery in Umuozu, a community in Nwangele LGA , Imo State.
According to reports, the woman is a known serial adulteress and when the villagers thought they couldn’t bear it anymore they stripped her naked, put her into the wheel barrow with her two children. With the youths singing war songs in the background, she was finally returned to her father’s compound which is a nearby community known as Isiala.
An eye witness disclosed that the woman was caught in the act though the youths who took charge of sending her back to her father’s house, failed to reveal who her partner in the said crime was. The youths were said to have become angry when just few days after her husband’s death, she was caught having sex with one of her partners in crime.
The widow was accused of being responsible for the death of her husband, Josiah, who died after suffering from a bloated stomach which lasted for months. Her late husband has not yet been buried.
The villagers insisted that her husband died because she used the money she received from her partners to feed her family. This according to them was a taboo and thus, responsible for the man’s bloated stomach and subsequent death.
The eyewitness confirmed that such act was a taboo in their tradition, adding that it was sacrilegious for a married woman to engage in adultery and worse for her husband to be involved in the process or the proceeds.
Another eyewitness account revealed that the woman who was well known for series of romantic relationships with other men, was the second wife of her late husband and added‘ that she may have gotten into the mess due to poverty. She confirmed that such act was capable of sending a man to an early grave and blamed the woman for not according her late husband some respect by going after her lovers shortly after the man’s demise.