Opobo: Land Of King Jaja Where Dogs Are Forbidden And Also Noise Making At Night

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Opobo: Land Of King Jaja Where Dogs Are Forbidden And Also Noise Making At Night

Opobo: Land Of King Jaja Where Dogs Are Forbidden And Also Noise Making At Night.

The land of the great King Jaja of Opobo is an ancient kingdom with beautiful structures which welcome you at first sight.

Not until recently, Opobo could only be accessed through speed boats or jetty, but today there is a road (yet to be completed) through which one could access the town easily.

Opobo was said to have being one of the first Nigeria community to have had contact with the white.

Opobo is said to also have a lot of things it forbids which some are unique to the people of its island and has been passed on and preserved from generation to generation.

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Opobo: Land Of King Jaja Where Dogs Are Forbidden And Also Noise Making At Night

One of such things are that Dogs are not allowed in this ancient town.

Its people are allowed to eat dog meat (not in the town but at Ikot Abasi in Akwa Ibom State) but can never keep one as a pet.

It is said that the punishment to anyone who breaks this law is usually death.

Opobo: Land Of King Jaja Where Dogs Are Forbidden And Also Noise Making At Night

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Another one is that it is forbidden for one to step foot on the crossbar located at the Palace of King Jaja of Opobo. Flouting any of these rules attracts severe sanctions.

Another most important one is that of making noise in Opobo town.

You could be labeled an enemy of the town for making noise.

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It is also a great taboo to quarrel at night in Opobo.

An Opobo bride is expected to fulfill some right before she is being recognized as a woman.

She is locked up in a fattening room for one week, where she is trained on how to make a happy home.

After this, she is then allowed to tie a wrapper called ‘ George’ around her waist.

Opobo: Land Of King Jaja Where Dogs Are Forbidden And Also Noise Making At Night
Opobo: Land Of King Jaja

Not minding the great stories about Opobo, it has no much development.

It is said that there is no light and people rely on generators for electricity.

It also does not have a bank.

The community it’ s self has failed to preserve its history as a walk to the very building where the great King Jaja, once lived would confirm that.

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