“We’re not sex machine” Calabar indigene asks people to stop sexualizing them

A lady from Calabar, Cross River state has asked people to desist from sexualizing them and seeing them as sex-machines.

The lady with the handle @Laidy_Beeh said this while reacting to a post on Twitter. Another Twitter user @olumurewa had shared the photo above with the caption

<p class="has-drop-cap has-pale-pink-color has-text-color" value="<amp-fit-text layout="fixed-height" min-font-size="6" max-font-size="72" height="80">''“Your 5-minute break is up, there’s still so much we haven’t done. I thought you said you were from Calabar””“Your 5-minute break is up, there’s still so much we haven’t done. I thought you said you were from Calabar”

@Laidy_Beeh found the tweet upsetting and stated that the narrative needs to stop.

”Calabar, not sex machine. I can’t count how many times I’ve been sexualized unprovoked cos of where I’m from. It is the same for many others like myself. It has never been funny. Please stop.”

Man kills wife over alleged infidelity, commits suicide in Cross River

A middle-aged man whose name was simply given as Akpan shot his wife dead on allegation of infidelity before hanging himself over the weekend in Cross River State.

The incident happened in the village of Bashua in Boki Local Government Area in the Central Senatorial District of the state where the man and his wife who are said to be indigenes of Akwa Ibom State sojourned to do farm work.

A source in the village Elias Ejue told newsmen that the couple had an argument following an accusation by the man that his wife was cheating on him and tempers flared leading the man to bring out his gun to shoot the woman killing her on the spot.

“After shooting his wife the man fled into the forest and we organized a search party since Saturday. It was on Monday that we found his body hanging on a tree in the forest”. Ejue said He narrated that the man and the wife had lived in the village for many years and have five boys before the ugly incident at the weekend and that it is a taboo for someone to kill another in the community or even commit suicide.

“One of his hands was clutching a branch of the tree he committed suicide perhaps he had an afterthought and was trying to free himself. We buried him right on the spot where he hung himself in accordance to the tradition of our community ”.

DSP Irene Ugbo, the Cross River State Police Command spokesman said she is yet to be briefed on the incident. “I will speak with the DPO of the area and get back to you”; she said