Child Marriage is something that is prevalent in African culture but time has changed and education is teaching us that we need to shun these practices of exploiting a female child. It is no wonder that the case of one Miss Chinwe, a 15-year-old mother of one, who was given in marriage to a demented 65 old man because his family is wealthy.
Human right activist and Nigerian lawyer,Prince Gwamnishu Emefiele Harrison, took it upon himself to rescue the poor girl from the child marriage she was forced into. The activist has been posting updates on his Facebook wall about Chinwe since he heard about her in social media posts. Below is the update from Mr Emefiele.
“I promise to#RetrieveChinweand I kept to my promise.
#Correction: Her baby is six months old and not one year. Igwilo’s family married a nursing mother.
#Handedover to Ministry of Women and Child Welfare Anambra State.
Thanks to Commissioner Ministry of Women and Child Welfare Anambra State, Barr. Ajuebor Favour Kene Ezika Efficient Grace Ume Anwulika E. Udanoh Young Boss and Nigeria Police Anambra command for their quick response.
They alleged Izuchukwu Igwilo is 25yrs old and a Businessmanbased in Lagos
The mantle has been handed over to the ministry. They are trained and strongly believe they will deliver.
Thank you, great family, for your prayers. The struggle continues to end CHILD MARRIAGE and abuse of the girl child”