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Boy, 17, marries girl, 16, in Nnewi after the young couple insisted it’s what they want


A 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.

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, according to Anaedoonline.

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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