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70-year-old man marries 15-year-old girl in Niger state

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A 70-year-old man marries 15-year-old girl in Niger State, as reported by Daily Nigerian.

The man identified as Yakubu Chanji, tied the knot with the teenager at a wedding that took place on Monday in Lapai, Niger State, with family and friends in attendance.

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70-year-old man marries 15-year-old girl In Niger state


Mr Chanji, also known as Nafsi-Nafsi in Minna city, earned the sobriquet “Chanji” for his frequent divorces and replacement of wives.

“He is a philanthropist in Kwangila area of Minna. He has contributed immensely to the community, especially the building of the State, with family and friends in attendance.

Mr Chanji, also known as Nafsi-Nafsi in Minna city, earned the sobriquet “Chanji” for his frequent divorces and replacement of wives.

“He is a philanthropist in Kwangila area of Minna. He has contributed immensely to the community, especially the building of the community mosque.

“We call him Chanji because he regularly ‘changes’ wives. In my knowledge, he married at least 12 times, but other people say it could be up to 20 times.

“What we know is that he always keeps four wives in his house. Once he divorces one, or one of them dies, he immediately picks a replacement,” said a source who preferred not to be named.

 


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166 Comments

  1. This is pure Child Abuse in the highest level. He just married the girl to use her and refresh his old blood

  2. Dis is trash….he I’d old Enuf to b d grandfather of this little girl,dis is child abuse 4 Christ sake, Government shud lik into dis plz

  3. This is really child abuse….this man and the girls family needs to be arrested…..I thought this against the law

  4. We claim to be a civilized state but such nonsense still take place
    This is a case of forced marriage and early marriage
    It should be labelled a crime
    That girl will be denied access to education
    She could even get VVF at the end of the day
    Lots of implication goes alongside

  5. Getting married to a girl that is your granddaughter’s age is high rate of child abuse, why parents give out their daughters in exchange of cows and goats,.

  6. It is no longer a news in north-east Nigeria seen older men married a girl that’s four time there age. It as become there culture and tradition. I wish the girl happy marriage life.

  7. The man is so ugly and doesn’t look too okay.looks more like her grandfather
    Big child abuse of which both the bride parents and groom be arrested and sentenced accorfingly

  8. This is child abuse og the highest order,in tjis jet age,what was her parents thinking about,,,, philantropist my foot

  9. Nigeria is a bad country how can a small girl like this married this old man they suppose to jailled this man the man just want to spoil her life before you know the man we soon die and leave children for her and they we now start suffering their children we now turn to another thing in country given country problem,no any other country is doing this expect Nigeria.

  10. I dont think dis man know what he is doing, 15year old for that matter, dat gurl is too small for him to marry

  11. Maybe the girl did not have parent because if she have a good parent they won’t allow her to get marry to an old man that have gave birth to her already

  12. Is normal thing in Northern state in Nigeria, is not a child abuse to them…..can this old man satisfy this young girl in bed ? This is serious….mr replacement…welldone sir..shameful to me.

  13. It seems that that is their tradition over there in the North because this type of story is always brought from there. But let them look for a means to curtail it, it’s getting out of hand.

  14. Philanthropist my foot! I hope the activists and feminists in charge of girl-child marriage will do something

  15. atleast it Is called marriage,not rape..or ritualist..it is better to take her in as husbnd n wife than fornicating round with her. lemme ask you all that keep shouting nonsense..how many girls below her age have been caught prostituting in their schools,community,and elsewhere..

  16. Is this a culture or traditiona, why will an elderly man marry his some one he could call his own daughter,God have mercy

  17. This is child abuse….as a parent no matter the situation u are in u are meant to protect your children and not sell them off….what about the mother that carried the girl for nine months….the girl has been seized of her bright future

  18. Hmmmmmm, before I say anything, God forgive me. This man is highly promiscuous and greedy!!! He’s just acting hypocritically under the Islamic religion cos the Sunnah permits just 4 wives. But how could he marry a 15yr old child if he’s not greedy. Hmmmmmm, it is well.

  19. this is pathetic, I cannot fathom this at all this is Child Abuse very unfortunate because they just destroyed someone future

  20. Are you kidding ? Do you call this marriage? This is child’s abuse ooooo,,, what kind of wickedness is this habaaa,,, very shameless and heartless man

  21. what is fate of the parent that gave they daughter to the old man as husband? This might be as a result of poverty. God help us

  22. The man we soon die and leave children for her and they we now start suffering their children we now turn to another thing in country given country problem,no any other country is doing this expect Nigeria.

  23. Das der own culture for me oo I don’t agree with this it doesn’t make sense at all how will he If she was his daughter will he allow such even d girl parents should be blamed

  24. What shame wait o what is our government doing about this issue because is not normal it’s child abuse

  25. When will this stop. Our government should do something about this child marriage please. Its sad reading news like this

  26. For me this is child abuse and instead of celebrating him he ought to be punished. You hear news like this because of poverty.

  27. What sort of rubbish is this, i wonder what money will lead us to in this country.parents of nowadays pls secure these children future.

  28. Wonders shall never end.I just imaging what would be going on in this girl mind now. God have mercy When will this stop. Our government should do something about this child marriage please. Its sad reading news like this

  29. This is nothing but child abuse why on earth will they marry her off like that to this old man,its wrong she is suppose to be in school

  30. Still need some kind of organisation to fight this issue of child abuse. I find it difficult what they gained from such act. May God enlighten them to know better

  31. This is child abuse. It is so obvious that the girl is not happy about this. Something has to be done

  32. This is the height of Child Abuse.. May God have mercy on you old man and to the parents that gave her out.. Poverty is a serious deadly disease..

  33. This is child abuser the highest order, really all this barbaric cultures permitting things like this in this country needs to be abolished by force by the government

  34. Pure wickedness. What shamelessness. I don’t think that man has a conscience. How can this child ever enjoy her youth and be happy. I pray she’s not bonded forever

  35. this is called rubbish as in totally rubbish and it is only Nigeria we can see such, nawa ooo

  36. God forbid, this is highest child abuse it’s unbelievable, a man DAT is close to his grave destroying a bright beautiful girl who have wonderful future ahead of her well I Blame the girl’s parents.

  37. Imagine dis kind rubbish!
    All this ridiculous old wrinkled black ass shameless men!
    Wiaris all d agencies that fights this kind of child abuse sef?!!!

  38. So because he is a philanthropist and contributes to the community that gives him the right to engage in child abuse. Smh

  39. This issue of child marriage should be banned and tagged a crime so that offenders would be severely punished

  40. That’s child abuse,a 70 yr old man getting married to a little girl,did they use the little girl to compensate him for been a philanthropist, that’s bad,a man that changes women like clothes.

  41. That is foolishness, not wisdom, Christianity can never give room for divorce talk more of marrying multiple wife…. This man and the girl parents should be arrested for child abuse…

  42. I just keep wondering what these people think when carrying this kind of evil on children. God will not forgive them

  43. What will a 70 year old man be doing with female teenager that haven’t reach the age to marry, I hope her parents is alive because it is not proper

  44. Ah!I call this child abuse, but it a normal thing in some parts of Africa this is what we go through in the name of religion.

  45. Thats so absurd for a man grown enough to be her grandfather…that is child abuse even though its practiced in some places in this country but it is not right.

  46. This is slavery and not marriage . Looking at the little girl you will know that she is not happy . This one is happening because of poverty . May God help us all.

  47. That man man is his normal sense because he dos’nt know what tomorrow may be that is why he always marries many

  48. The girl did not have parent because if she have a good parent they won’t allow her to get marry to an old man that have gave birth to her already

  49. 15 years old girl for a 70 year old man? the girl’s father should be arrested and prosecuted for child abuse

  50. Some of these archaic traditions should be revisited and amended because they pose a harmful threat to 21st century practice practices

  51. Is this really a joke or what, This is a case of forced marriage and early marriage
    It should be labelled a crime
    That girl will be denied access to education. My dear is not a marriage

  52. We are living in a world of infinite possibilities. Therefore I’m not in the least surprised. But on a serious note, this is absolutely wrong.

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