- 16-year-old girl who was married off to a 56-year-old man has been rescued
- The teenager has reportedly been left in the custody of women and child welfare in Anambra - state
- It was also discovered that the girl had a six month old baby with her when she was rescued
A 16-year-old girl had been married off to a 56-year-old man. It had been reported that the rich family of the 56-year-old had enticed the girl's family with money and asked for their daughter's hand in marriage.
Due to the huge age difference, the story of their union had received mixed reactions, with many against the union. Delta born activist Prince Gwamnishu Harrison had stepped up to rescue the girl from the hands of child marriage.
It had been reported by Legit.ng, that the girl was successfully rescued and handed over to the women and and child welfare in Anambra state.
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According to reports, it had been discovered that the girl also had a six-month-old baby that was also rescued and brought to the welfare with her.
After the news of the successful rescue, Nigerians took to social media to share their thoughts on what the activist did for the girl and her family.
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Many Nigerians thanked God for the girl's safety and also lauded the people who made sure she was rescued. They expressed that it was better for the girl not to be married off at her age.
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Others, however, expressed that it is no one's business if she herself is not complaining. A couple of people condemned her for having a child at her age.
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Legit.ng earlier reported a similar story of a 70-year-old man, Alhaji Yakubu, who married an underage girl in Niger state on December 10, 2018. The story was shared by a Facebook user Aliyu Umar who congratulated the Alhaji and his young wife on his page.
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