88% of Pulse Nigeria Poll voters are against using one's child as a sacrifice for money rituals.
A Pulse reader, Cletus Obi, sent in a pathetic letter stating his desire to use his first child for money ritual so that he can escape from biting poverty that has been dogging his life for years.
The 46-year-old father of five also pointed out that he has gotten to the point where he has decided to do anything to break the yoke of poverty in his life and if it means using his son for the sacrifice, he would not mind.
Read part of his letter here:
"All my life, I have had to struggle and wallow in abject poverty. There is nothing I have not done, apart from stealing, to make ends meet all to no avail.
It seems all my efforts have always been thwarted by some forces beyond me. I got married with the hope that things will change all to no avail. Even in my village, I am seen as a pariah as no one wants to associate with a failure.
I met one of my town's man who has succeeded in life to help me and was shocked when he told me that to break my chain of misfortunes, I will have to join their cult group and the condition there is for me to give my 10-year-old first son as a sacrifice for the ritual.
Initially, I refused to agree to this but from the way things are going at the moment, I have decided to go along with it if that will take me out of this perennial poverty I have been wallowing."
His letter was tabled for Pulse readers to advice him and a poser was also put up with the question:
Majority of the voters said they will not while a few voted that if it meant getting out of poverty, they would not mind using one of their children.
How Nigeria voted:
12 % - Yes, I will
88 % - No, I will not do that
How will you vote here?