Man arrested for giving underage daughter’s hand in marriage


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The Anambra State Government has arrested one Uzochukwu Okoli for giving out his underage daughter’s hand in marriage.
Okoli was apprehended after his daughter reported to the state Ministry of Women and Social Welfare about the ill-treatment being meted out to her by her father and the man he forced her to marry.
This disclosure was made in a statement on Thursday, which was issued by Chidimma Ikeanyionwu, the Media Aide to the state Commissioner for Women and Social Welfare Ify Obinabo.
Ikeanyionwu said the girl, identified as Chioma, who is currently 16 years old, told the ministry that after the death of their mother, their father brought her back from Edo State, where they were attending school to take a husband, who she decried has made her life a living hell.
While reacting to the development, Ify Obinabo, instructed that the case be charged to court so that the children can get justice.
She used the medium to urge parents to be mindful of their children and direct them properly instead of pushing them to early marriages, which will destroy their lives.
Both Okoli and Chinedu N were arrested and will be arraigned in court.

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