- New details concerning the child bride in Anambra confirms the girl in question is actually 15 going on 16
- In a recent interview, an activist identified as Prince Harrison Gwamnishu who visited the hometown of the girl in Ihiala revealed she is a single mother who gave birth in primary 5
- The wedding between the girl and the 56-year-old man is slated to hold on Easter 2019
Earlier on, Legit.ng reported the news of how a Facebook user Chibuzor Ikeh on Tuesday, January 29, shared several pictures and videos of an elderly man who got married to a 16-year-old girl in Anambra state. Subsequent reports however suggested the girl was over 18 years of age.
Well, a recent reports confirms the girl is actually 15 going on 16. In a recent interview with LIB, activist Prince Harrison Gwamnishu who visited Anambra state after the story went viral, revealed the said girl is from a poor family in Ihiala community.
Harrison stated that the teenage girl had a child when she was in primary 5 and had to quit school. Her family couldn’t continue sponsoring her education and also taking care of her child so they decided that they were going to marry her off to Izuchukwu who came recently with his family members to ask for her hand in marriage.
According to the family, they believe no one would come for the teenage girl’s hand in marriage since she has a child.
Harrison revealed that the Igwilos really want Izuchukwu to get married and also have children of his own, hence they have accepted to have the girl come into their family with her own child, with promises that both the girl and her child will be properly taken care of.
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The traditional wedding of Izuchukwu and the teen girl is slated for Easter day and according to Harrison, a lot of money running into millions of naira has been budgeted for the ceremony.
This update appears to contradict that of a man who claimed to be a brother of the groom. A Facebook user who spoke with him shared details of their conversation. According to the man, the girl is above 18 and not 16 like many people believe.
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