Monday, 16 December 2013
Child Marriage Mess: Ahmed Yerima Divorces 14-Year-Old Wife, Marries 15-Year-old
The former governor of Zamfara state, Sen.Yerima and four men, said to be members of the Zamfara State House of Assembly were in Egypt a few weeks ago for the wedding of his new wife, Fathia said to be 15 years old.
According to the information gathered, Marian who is now 17 and a mother of one, is believed to be the daughter of the former governor's driver whenever he visits Egypt. The reason he divorced her is to enable him take a new wife as he's not allowed more than four wives.
The Senator is alleged to have married and divorced a few women in the last few years but has never changed his first three wives, only the fourth wives face divorce.
Sen. Ahmed Yerima this year was strongly against the deletion of the section of the 1999 constitution which pegged the official marriage age in Nigeria as 18 year, saying it was anti-Islam.
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By: SAMOD BIOBAKU