Tuesday 5 February 2019

Activists Rescue Girl, 14, From Forced Marriage To 66-Year-Old Man

Activists rescue girl, 14, from forced marriage to 66-year-old man 
BywuzupnigeriaPublished on February 5, 2019 SHARE TWEET COMMENT
A human rights activist has shared an update on the 14-year-old girl who was forced to marry a 66 years old man by her family.

The incident occurred in Nnewi, Anambra State.

WuzupNaija had earlier reported the plight of the girl, simply identified as Ebube, after it was shared on social media by the activist, one Prince Gwamnishu Emefiele Harrison.

According to Harrison, she [Ebube] was happy when she heard she’s leaving the marriage for school.

He added that Ebube has been retrieved from Nnewi and taken for rehabilitation.

Ebube was chased away by her auntie, whom she was staying, with after she got pregnant at 14. Consequently, she dropped out of secondary school and was married off to a man old enough to be her grandfather.

He wrote,


This evening, we rounded up our investigation in Nnewi, Anambra State.

Ebube was 14yrs, staying with her aunty when she got pregnant and was chased away. Her parents rejected her. The street became her shelter. Her family heard about a 65yrs old man (Now 66yrs) who was looking for a wife and Ebube was remembered.

Ebube was married out to the man with her pregnancy.

She was happy when she heard she’s leaving the marriage for school #PenNotPenis

Early marriage is a huge violation of human rights. #RespectHumanRights

The 21st century is the age when every person, regardless of age, gender and social status, can do anything and follow their dreams with full support from their family. Sadly, many young girls do not have a voice in the matter.

They are raised to believe that they are made for serving their husbands, without a chance to get proper education and profession, when in reality women can be powerful and inspirational, and achieve great things.

Child Marriage is not a northern thing as we are made to believe #EndChildMarriage

THE GOODNEWS IS, SHE’S NOT SPENDING THIS WEEKEND IN NNEWI. #RetrieveEbube. We are paying everything paid to free her from Modern day slavery #SexSlave

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