Viral photos of underage couple who tied the knot in Sokoto stirs controversy
A 17-yr-old boy named Abubakar has reportedly tied the knot with a 15-year-old girl known as Maryam, thereby sparking reactions online.
The teenagers were said to have recently held the nikkah (Muslim wedding) in Sokoto state and it was attended by family members.
Photos of the underage couple surfaced online and got people debating about whether it is legally and morally acceptable.
Some, however, said that in the north, it is a norm for kids to get married at a tender age.
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Reacting, thomaseddy4321 said; This should not be encouraged… SHES ONLY 15!!
abunazeeer; this is wrong sha. if we see true make we talk.
lucio_blinds_1; Life no suppose pass like this normally 😂
underdog_live; Normal level for this side o
Nancie22435; Is this not against the law in Nigeria? whats rilly happenin??
kazzimbendit; But na normal thing for arewa na, even younger ones are marrying old men
In other news, a man has taken to social media to share how a husband and wife found out that their child was swapped at birth.
The tweep known as @Jupinapapi3 on Twitter said the swap was uncovered as a result of a DNA test that the husband conducted on their daughter who was 5 years old.
The man found out that he isn’t the child’s biological father and he confronted his wife who expressed shock because according to her, she has never cheated on him.
Confused as to how their child turned out to not belong to her husband, she also went for a test and the DNA result revealed that she was also not the girl’s mother.
The narrator said the couple decided to sue the hospital for switching their baby. However, another lady who seems to be privy to the case gave an update.
The man and his wife eventually found their real child but they felt the need to still raise the swapped one as their daughter.
The hospital was said to have settled with the couple out of court and compensated them with 2million.