My wife is 21, not 11, as a 60-year-old man accused of marrying an underage girl claims.
Posted on March 22, 2023 by Kolade Stephen. in Entertainment 0ENTERTAINMENT
Aminu Danmaliki, a 60-year-old man accused of marrying an 11-year-old girl in Kano State, has responded to condemnations following the virality of his wedding video and photograph.
The video elicited a wide range of responses on social media, with people condemning and deciding that underage girls should be protected rather than married off to old men.
However, Danmaliki stated on his Facebook page on Wednesday that his wife is 21 years old, not 11 as some have claimed on social media.
In his own words:
“My recent marriage with Sakina has caused a lot of tension and unfounded allegations that I married an underage girl, with some claiming she is 11 years old and was forced to marry me.” That is not correct.
“The wedding video quickly went viral.” We decided to remain silent but were advised to state the facts. Here it is: my beloved wife is 21 years old; she chose me as her husband on her own, and I loved her as well.
“I’m hoping that the blackmailers and doubters see the reality in this picture and leave us alone to enjoy our honeymoon.”