A 17-year-old boy got married to a 16-year-old girl in Anambra state after much pressure, Read below

17-year-old boy got married to a girl who is reportedly 16 in Nnewi, Anambra state.

The boy named Somto, from the Nwachukwu family in Okofia village, Otolo Nnewi, Anambra state, allegedly dropped out of school and insisted on getting married. this pressure inflicted on the parents by the boy triggered up their response towards his intention.

according to the reporter(name withheld), he said the boy Being the last child, his family were not enthusiastic about it but they eventually gave in and the traditional wedding between the teenagers held last weekend in Anambra state.

There were speculations that the boy might be the only child, hence the early marriage. But this has been disputed as it was revealed that the boy has an elder brother who is a graduate and works in a hospital in Anambra state.

To empower the young couple after their traditional wedding, the boy's family reportedly opened a retail shop for them to manage.

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  1. I think there's more to this. At this age they are not yet equipped for marriage even if they may be precarious. Factors, must have influenced their deciding to getting married such as family influence for reasons best known to them( they are juvenile who can't decide for themselves), probably a contract marriage or an opportunity to legally go into coitus. This issue needs to be properly investigated. Isn't there an effective law for underage marriage?this shouldn't be taken with levity, this can lead to abuse , assault and societal nuisance.


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