Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Exposed: River where the rich go for ‘spiritual’ bath

A report has surfaced online about a river in Lagos where affluent personalities go to have a ‘spiritual bath’.
The Nation reports;
Jacuzzi, shower and bathtub are some elegant fittings celebrities and wealthy people install in their bathrooms. Others even go as far as building swimming pools in their compounds to enjoy pleasurable bath, especially after a hard day’s work.
They clean the fittings and treat the water from time to time to rid them of bacteria. They also make the bathroom to scent and glitter in such a way that one would not mind sleeping or eating in it.
It would, therefore, beat the imagination that many of Nigerian politicians, celebrities, and other affluent people leave the comfort of their homes and throng a river in the Badagry area of Lagos State for a soothing bath. Referred to as spiritual bath, it is considered by those who engage in it as the ‘mother of all baths’.
The bath is taken in the open in a river medical experts would consider harmful to the human body. The river is located at a solitary spot called Iyana- Ibiye Bridge on the Lagos/Badagry Expressway.
Many of the people who have their baths in the river ride to the place in Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) and sleek cars. They park their vehicles at a distance away from the river and trek down to have their bath in it. Apparently to conceal their identities, some other visitors go there in chartered taxis. However, their appearance easily gives them away as well-to-do individuals.

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