Chinwe, the 16-year-old girl that was recently married to a 56-year-old man in Ozubulu, Anambra state, has been rescued and discovered to be a nursing mother. She currently has a six-month-old child, according to the rights activist who rescued her.
The wedding between the young girl and the man had generated wide condemnation for some days.
Prince Gwamnishu Harrison, a Delta state-born activist, confirmed that she had been rescued and that her baby is six months old.
Harrison, who expressed excitement that he finally fulfilled his promise to rescue Chinwe, said the child-bride had been handed over to the ministry of women and child welfare in Anambra state.
The activist also commended the commissioner in the ministry, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Anambra command, and other citizens who played roles in seeing that the girl was rescued.
According to him, the family of the 56-year-old man, Izuchukwu Igwilo, had claimed that he was 25 years old and a businessman based in Lagos.
Legit.ng earlier reported that a Facebook user, Chibuzor Ikeh, on Tuesday, January 29, shared several pictures and videos of the elderly man who got married to the 16-year-old girl in Anambra state. She described the man to be around 56-year-old.
Ikeh added that the man is very rich while the family of the little girl is poor.
According to her, the family of this girl did not waste time in giving out their daughter’s hand in marriage to the wealthy man. Looking at the video, the girl was made to perform all the traditional marital rites.
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