This morning, we're driving to the office and D is giving me the low-down on Akin* his childhood friend.
Akin* has been with Dumebi* for close to four years now, in which time, they both left home and re-located to South Africa to live together...and no, they had not yet gotten round to getting married.
Last year, Dumebi gave birth sometime in November and six weeks later she slumped and died...medical results showed that she suffered a stroke and sadly did not survive it.
Now to the freaky part....Akin contacted Dumebi's family with the sad news and informed them that he would be flying down with the corpse to prepare for the burial and in response, he is informed that he would have to first conduct a wedding ceremony and fulfill ALL necessary rites expected of a new groom, including, sleeping in the same room with her corpse on the night of the date set for the wedding ceremony.
After this, he can then proceed to plan for the burial.
So i'm wondering if i'm the only one that finds this really freaky and unneccesary , at worst they could ask for the payment of the bride price and all other material requirement but asking him to sleep with the corpse, i really dont see what this stands to prove...so guys pls...i really need to understand this better, what do you think and does someone understand this better than i do?
(shudders at the thought once more)
* Not their real names