Child bride: Teenager married off to an old man in Anambra returns to school (photos)

Child bride: Teenager married off to an old man in Anambra returns to school (photos)

- A 16-year-old girl who was married off to a 56-year-old man in Anambra state has finally gone back to school

- The teenager identified simply as Chinwendu was rescued by Delta born human rights activist Prince Gwamnishu Harrison after she was married off

- It was gathered then that she was a nursing mother of a six months old baby

- Eight months after the teenager was rescued, she has finally returned to school to complete her education

Remember the 16-year-old girl who was said to have been married off to a 56-year-old man in Ozubulu, Anambra state? The 16-year-old identified simply as Chinwendu has now gone back to school.

At the time, it was alleged that the girl's family had handed her over to a rich man in the village. It was also discovered that the teenager was also a nursing mother to a 6-month-old baby.

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Chinwendu was rescued by Delta born human rights activist Prince Gwamnishu Harrison after she was married off. Legit.ng has gathered that the teenager has now returned to school to complete her education.

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Teenager married off to an old man in Anambra returns to school Source: Otunba Damilola Odulaja
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The young girl had received help from the Anambra state commissioner for women and children affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue. Mezue came to her help with Harrison's assistance to retrieve her from Igwilos.

With Mezue's help, she was rehabilitated, trained in tailoring, and empowered with others in Anambra. The training and rehabilitation were given by the Industrial Training Fund.

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She was rehabilitated and trained in tailoring Source: Otunba Damilola Odulaja
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After completing her rehabilitation and training process, the teenager has gone back to school. She was accompanied by her father, Mezue, and some staff of the ministry of women and children affairs.

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She posed with some staff of the ministry of women and children affairs Source: Otunba Damilola Odulaja
Source: Facebook

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Chinwendu posed with some staff of the ministry of women and children affairs Source: Otunba Damilola Odulaja
Source: Facebook

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A month before the incident of her child marriage occurred, Legit.ng had reported that another Nigerian elderly man Alhaji Yakubu had paid pieces of kola-nut as bride price in exchange for the young girl.

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