In the Yoruba culture, when people pray that a man should not leave the world through the same entrance by which he came into it, then something is apparently wrong with the sex drive of such a man. However, saying the same kind of prayer for Uroko Onoja might be a case of flogging a dead horse, as it is too late, after he was allegedly raped to death by his very own six (6) wives in the early hours of Tuesday.
Onoja, a resident of Ugbugbu Owukpa, Ogbadibo Local government area of Benue State was reported to have been a very wealthy and famous man. But he is also notorious for his love of sex. And this is probably what led him to end up having six women in his household – and his continuous patronage of other beautiful ladies in the society.
On the fateful Tuesday morning, at about 3 am, Uroko was said to have returned from a popular joint in the community, heading straight for the room of his youngest wife. However, according to this youngest wife, she and her co-wives had earlier on conspired that they would invade her room with knives and sticks whenever their husband came in to her, demanding that their husband have sex with all of them at once. Uroko resisted their attack, but he was overpowered by the women who ordered that the sex march begin with the youngest wife and to continue in that order to the top.
He had however stopped breathing when the fifth woman was making her way to the bed. The youngest wife explains, “Suddenly, my husband stopped breathing, and they all ran out, still laughing, but when they saw that I could not resuscitate him, they all ran into the forest.” The deceased’s body has since been deposited in a nearby mortuary. The village head, Okpe Odoh affirmed that the matter had been reported to the police and investigation was ongoing even as the youth of the community are helping the police in search of the escaped wives. Two of them have so far been apprehended.