- A recent marriage between an old man and a girl young enough to be his granddaughter recently got people talking on social media
- A photo of the souvenir with the couple on it was shared by controversial journalist, Jackson Ude
- Nigerians kicked against the act and tagged it child abuse
Weddings and marriages are beautiful, but there are some unions that should never happen, hence the outrage and condemnation when it happens.
A photo of the souvenir celebrating the union between an old man and a little girl from the northern part of Nigeria recently got people talking on social media.
Controversial online journalist and former director of strategy and communications under ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, Jackson Ude, shared the photo with the caption:
"What exactly is this one?"
Nigerians could not contain their disgust as they took to the comment section to condemn the union.
"These people are sick to the brain."
"The thing now is you don't see this happening in rich northern families."
"We have never heard or seen children & grandchildren of Governors, Emirs, elites of the North given out in marriage to grandfathers & great-grandfathers. It's hypocrisy to give out girl child in marriage. Northern Nigeria leaders are destroying the lives of their children."
"That little child needs help."
"My rage is that this is happening in 2021. These people are dragging us 100yrs backward."
"Abuse... Child Abuse!!"
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a Twitter user, Dr Grand, shared some wedding photos of a lady with an older man.
He shared the post and tagged it 'age is just a number'. However, it appears love might have not been the reason for the union.
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Another Twitter user, @TheOliviaLife, reacted to the post with the actual story behind the photos. According to her, the lady got pregnant for her lover who absconded.