NHRC Thwarts 40-Year-Old Man’s Marriage To Primary 5 Pupil In Abuja

Date: 25-07-2015 9:17 am (6 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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But for the timely intervention of the National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, the planned marriage between a 40-year-old man and 13-year-old primary 5 pupil of POWA Primary School, Abuja, would have taken place on Friday.

The marriage, which was billed to take place on July 24 in Abuja, was halted by the Commission after an investigation.
According to a statement by the Chief Press Officer of the Commission, the planned wedding ceremony was interrupted and the minor retrieved from her husband-to-be’s house following a tip-off.

The statement further stated that all parties involved in the planned unlawful marriage have been invited to the Commission including the groom to be, one Mr. Ibrahim, who had full knowledge that the girl was less than 18 years of age as prescribed by Law.

After thorough interrogations, the Commission cited the relevant laws to back its decision to stop the marriage, including Sections 21, 22, 23 of the Child Rights Act 2003, which prohibits child marriage or betrothal, an offence which is punishable by five years imprisonment or 500,000 Naira fine.

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Professor Bem Angwe, while referring the matter to the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command for prosecution, also stressed the determination of the Commission to ensure the implementation of the Child Rights Act and its enforcement against all persons irrespective of their status or religious belief.

Earlier, Prof. Angwe advised parents and guardians to be vigilant and ensure that their children and wards are not exposed to early marriage, which he pointed out does not only offend the law but has psychological, social and health implications.


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Posted: at 25-07-2015 09:17 AM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Activated at 25-07-2015 10:04 AM (6 years ago)
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Luckily this one was spotted by you guys, What about the ones not spotted by you guys in their villages. Any culprit should arraigned no matter the length of the marriage
Posted: at 25-07-2015 10:04 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dareper at 25-07-2015 10:27 AM (6 years ago)
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Thank God oo. Stupid aboki paedophiles
Posted: at 25-07-2015 10:27 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Mobbysmartins at 25-07-2015 10:37 AM (6 years ago)
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National Human Rights Commission is a complete joke.Where were you when former Zamfara State Governor Amed Yerima married a 13 years old girl?,Okay you people were conveniently silent because he is a rich man,now you want to use one poor man to shine.Nonsense.
Posted: at 25-07-2015 10:37 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- royalsam450 at 25-07-2015 10:45 AM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: dareper on 25-07-2015 10:27 AM
Thank God oo. Stupid aboki paedophiles

Your father is a stupid man bastard son of biafraud cant u face the man only u are really mad go and die bastard
Posted: at 25-07-2015 10:45 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- royalsam450 at 25-07-2015 10:50 AM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: dareper on 25-07-2015 10:27 AM
Thank God oo. Stupid aboki paedophiles

Ur generation and ur up comeing generation is paedophiles igbo and yoruba are the problems of nigeria stupid tribes go to hell
Posted: at 25-07-2015 10:50 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- dubaiboy at 25-07-2015 11:51 AM (6 years ago)
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Quote from: royal james robert on 25-07-2015 10:50 AM
Ur generation and ur up comeing generation is paedophiles igbo and yoruba are the problems of nigeria stupid tribes go to hell
mumu aboki boy, which yoruba and igbo de spoil the country, if you dont know what to say, you better go sit in the toilet, moreover, your sister of 13 years still in primary five, shame on you    Tongue Tongue Tongue
Posted: at 25-07-2015 11:51 AM (6 years ago) | Newbie
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- beneno at 25-07-2015 01:43 PM (6 years ago)
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ooooooooooh
Posted: at 25-07-2015 01:43 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Blessed75 at 25-07-2015 03:00 PM (6 years ago)
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Ur generation and ur up comeing generation is paedophiles igbo and yoruba are the problems of nigeria stupid tribes go to hell

Na Igbo and Yoruba the bomb Nigeria the kill Innocent people everyday you're a disgrace to your family 
Posted: at 25-07-2015 03:00 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zauber at 25-07-2015 05:45 PM (6 years ago)
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your president married Aisha at the Age of 9.
Posted: at 25-07-2015 05:45 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- kenosas at 25-07-2015 06:39 PM (6 years ago)
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ooooo,ok i know now how to each difference tribes in this forum,it is just to accuse any tribes then people that fall in that tribe will show up themselves,good
Posted: at 25-07-2015 06:39 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- zoe61 at 25-07-2015 10:17 PM (6 years ago)
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pedophiles of all time
Posted: at 25-07-2015 10:17 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- echeeche at 26-07-2015 12:56 PM (6 years ago)
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hnmmmmmmmm
Posted: at 26-07-2015 12:56 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- PoliticxGuru at 26-07-2015 02:21 PM (6 years ago)
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Wasted generation
Posted: at 26-07-2015 02:21 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- edpete at 27-07-2015 01:38 PM (6 years ago)
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NA WAH OO
Posted: at 27-07-2015 01:38 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- elchymo at 12-08-2015 09:19 AM (6 years ago)
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Aboki idiotic idiots Angry he should rot in jail
Posted: at 12-08-2015 09:19 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Fashoney at 25-08-2015 12:59 AM (6 years ago)
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Na wa 4 dis aboki sef,@ d age of 13yrs she's stil in primary 5..
Posted: at 25-08-2015 12:59 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Fashoney at 25-08-2015 01:04 AM (6 years ago)
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Na wa 4 dis aboki sef,@ d age of 13yrs she's stil in primary 5..
Posted: at 25-08-2015 01:04 AM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- dickieponga at 25-08-2015 01:08 AM (6 years ago)
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Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Na make any poster no write anytin referring to tribe una go start to dey abuse una sef..
Na wah o
Posted: at 25-08-2015 01:08 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- dickieponga at 25-08-2015 01:10 AM (6 years ago)
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Naija sef don dey manufacture pedophiles, na wah o..
Posted: at 25-08-2015 01:10 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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