Becheve is a large Obanliku village of 17 people. Despite the fact that people from all over the world have shared a location with the popular Obudu Cattle Ranch and Resort, men in this community refused to give up the old custom.
The old tradition is called money marriage, and the victims are called money wife of money wife. The old custom is called money marriage.
Becheve girls sold for cash as small as N10, 000 in 'Cash Marriage.' Food products such as yam tubers; animals such as goats and pigs – all depending on the negotiating strength of a 'groom.'
Ikpe 's trust was keen to share her story. Her parents' story tells her how she talked about money marriage. When her parents sold her to a man old enough for the father to get married, she was a primary four pupil.
However, her marriage to the man didn't kill her school dream. She was so keen to attend a school that she sold bananas for books. But her « husband » found education a great challenge by constantly flogging her to squeeze some message. "I mistakenly considered money to be a good practice woman. When I was in primary four, I was selling. I was struck by my mother and dad that he would send me to school if I follow him.
"The first term and second term did not enable me to start school and they did not. Then I sold bananas to buy a couple of books to raise money to get me to school.
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