There’s a sad practice among the Becheve tribe in Obanliku Local Government Area, Cross River State. It is about “Money Woman” – women who are used in exchange for a loan taken by their families.
Families take a loan of as low as N2,000, or in some cases, tubers of yam, goats, pigs, and in exchange they give a daughter.
Sometimes, the girls are not even born yet when the loan is taken. When she is eventually born, after a few years, she is given out in repayment of the loan.
The story is a terrible one, and it is one of the many ways slavery has morphed itself into in the 21 century.
Watch a short documentary about the practice below: