A 14-year-old girl, Kosi, has allegedly been married off to a 48-year-old man who impregnated her in Asaba, Delta state.
Activist, Harrison Gwamnishu, who shared the story online, said Nonye who is the guardian of the victim, has been arrested.
According to Harrison, the victim was impregnated by the man and is reportedly about to be handed out in marriage to a man who got her pregnant.
In a video shared online, the guardian, Nonye, and her mother could be seen defending their decision to marry off the victim. Nonye said the wedding is going to hold in Anam in Anambra state on Saturday.
”We know it’s bad but go and tell her that next time she should close her legs because it is not anybody’s fault. We didn’t force her to go and marry”
The guardian argued that nobody married the victim off but that she willingly agreed to marry the man who impregnated her.
”Nobody married her off. She willingly….” Nonye said
According to the older woman, she got married when she was 16 years old and sees nothing wrong with the 14-year-old girl getting married as well.
They dismissed Harrison’s position that the victim cannot give consent at such age and that the marriage is against the Child Rights Act in Delta state. Nonye and her mother then mentioned that they are not from Delta but from Anambra state.
Harrison says the matter has been reported to the police and the guardian has been arrested. He also raised alarm over threat messages he has gotten after exposing the case.