Revised Customary Marriage Requiremeimts for Marriage Between Anwu Sons/Daughters, Applicable in Ogbona

THE PALACE OF THE OKPHE UKPI OF OGBONA
Chief Willy Uloko Idode
Okphe Ukpi Palace Ivhiobore, Ogbona

REVISED CUSTOMARY MARRIAGE REQUIREMEIMTS
This marriage is between Anwu Sons/Daughters and It is therefore applicable in Avhianwu federation, especially in Ogbona.
1.FOR THE FATHER-IN-LAW
a. Anyio ope – one carton of beer and one hot drink (first day of introduction)
b. Five jerry cans of Palm Wine
c) Five Cartons of Beer-Two cartons out of the five cartons of beer mention above belong to the brother-in-law (Ivhiera), others are for the quarter (Ede)
2.IZISOMHl (Engagement) N500 (Five Hundred Naira)

3.BRIDE PRICE N5, 000 (Five Thousand Naira)

4.FOR THE MOTHER IN-LAW
a. ISOMHI-IGBIGHU N20, 000 [Twenty Thousand)
b. IKA AND EKO or N 10,000 {Ten Thousand Naira)
c. Twenty-one (21) Tubers of Yams
d. EGWU-EKA (One she goat for the Mother-in-law)

5.OTHERS -REQUIREMENTS
a. AKPOGEGE TWO PERSONS FIVE HUNDRED NASRA EACH (N 1,000)
IDI-IBIE (BODY DESIGN) N1, 000
b. IBETO (PLANTING OF HAIR] N1, 000
c. IRODE (2 WOMEN ESCORT) N1, 000
d. (NWOBOVHARE (Handing over the girl to the bride) (N 1,000)

6.COSMETICS FOR THE GIRL
a. A box of clothes of the girl’s choice.
b. 3 Big Saturday Night Powder,
c. 8 bottles of pomade (AVIOBO)
d. One Umbrella (AKPAKPA).
e. 2 Lipsticks {ALUEUNO).

7.AKHEIRQDE (APPRECIATIQN FOOD TO THE BRIDE FAMILY)
All the cooking should be done according to the custom and tradition
8.AMHO-OYA (IPABUA) Bride price (seven thousand Naira).

9.Any man who impregnates a female and had a child without paying the bride price for a period of one year shall pay N50, 000; one carton of beer and One Jerrycan of palm wine to the community. Thereafter, the man shall negotiate marriage requirements with the Bride’s family to claim the child/children.

10.Any man who denies pregnancy and Medical Doctor’s report prove otherwise, the man shall pay N65, 000 (Sixty Five thousand) to the community and thereafter negotiate marriage requirements with the family of the woman. If 9 & 10 above are rejected by the man the child/children belongs to the woman family.

HRH Chief Willy Idode Chief George Kadiri
The Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona Secretary: Okphe-Ukpi in- Council

REVISED CUSTOMARY LAW OF MARRIAGE IN OGBONA WITH EFFECT FROM 22 NOVEMBER 2012.

External Marriage – Amhoya/Onabor (This is a form of marriage where a prospective husband comes from outside Avhianwu Clan to marry an Ogbona girl)

 

  1. For the Girl: One Large box of clothes of assorted types of the girl’s choice
  2. For the Mother:
    • One bag of rice
    • One tin of palm oil
    • One tin of groundnut oil
    • Two bags of salt
    • Twenty five tubers of yams
    • One basket of dry fish (bonga)
    • Forty Coconuts
    • Five bunches of Plantain
    • One SHE Goat
    • Three bottles of Honey
    • Bride price for Mother (10,000)
    • Akara, Eko and River fish (Equivalent N10,000)
  3. For the Father:
    • Jerricans of Palm wine – Five (5)
    • Cartons of Beer assorted – Ten (10)
    • Bottles of hot drinks Six (6)
    • Bride Price for Father (50,000)
    • Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona: N2,000 and a bottle of wine
    • Chief of the Village: N3,000 and a bottle of wine
    • Youth of the village : N1,000 and two cartons of Beer
  4. Other Requirements:
    • Akpogege (announcers) – 2 @ N1,000 – N2,000
    • Ibeto (Hair Dressing) N1,000
    • Idibie (Body designer) N1,000
    • Inwobovhare (handing over of girl to the husband) N2,000
    • Irode (Guide) 2@ N1,000 each = N2,000
  5. N/B Where a husband cannot present the items listed above, he can pay cash equivalent to the value of items concerned

 

HRH Chief Willy Idode                                             Chief George Kadiri

The Okphe Ukpi of Ogbona                                    Secretary: Okphe-Ukpi in-Council

 



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