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The 12-year-old girl who is alleged to have been married to the 63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo in Nungua, Accra and her mother are under police protection. 
The 12-year-old girl who is alleged to have been married to the 63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo in Nungua, Accra and her mother are under police protection. 

12-year-old girl married to Gborbu Wulomo and her mother are under police protection

The 12-year-old girl who is alleged to have been married to the 63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo in Nungua, Accra and her mother are under police protection.

In a concerning case that has stirred public outrage, a 12-year-old girl married to Gborbu Wulomo a 63-year-old Ga priest has been located by the Ghana Police Service in Nungua, and placed under police protection. Nuumo Borketey Laweh XXXIII, the Gborbu Wulomo, faced backlash when a video of him marrying the 12-year-old girl, Naa Okromo, appeared online.

The traditional marriage ceremony, occurred on Saturday, March 30, 2024, in Nungua. Gborbu Wulomo defended himself by stating that the girl would not be expected to fulfil marital duties.

In a concerning case that has stirred public outrage, a 12-year-old girl allegedly married to a 63-year-old Ga priest has been located by the Ghana Police Service in Nungua, and placed under police protection.

Nuumo Borketey Laweh XXXIII, the Gborbu Wulomo, faced backlash when a video of him marrying the 12-year-old girl, Naa Okromo, appeared online.

The traditional marriage ceremony, occurred on Saturday, March 30, 2024, in Nungua. Gborbu Wulomo defended himself by stating that the girl would not be expected to fulfil marital duties.

“The PSG strongly condemns any act or perception or facilitation of Child Marriage. On the right to
refuse betrothal and marriage, The Children’s Act, 1998 states: No person shall force a child (age less than 18 years) to be betrothed, to be the subject of a dowry transaction or to be married.”

But the GaDangme Council has clarified that the relationship between a traditional Ga priest and the 12-year-old girl is just a betrothal and not a marriage.

A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL ALLEGEDLY MARRIED TO GBORBU WULOMO AND HER MOTHER UNDER POLICE PROTECTION
A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL ALLEGEDLY MARRIED TO GBORBU WULOMO AND HER MOTHER UNDER POLICE PROTECTION

 

The Council, in a statement signed and issued by its President, Ayikoi Otoo on Monday, April 1, said it had engaged with Gborbu Wulomo and some of his elders.

It is “important to clarify that the traditional ruler has stated that the relationship with the underage girl is a betrothal and not a marriage. This distinction to us has altered the legal implications.”

“We are inclined to side with the Gborbu Wulomo since the original reportage made the point that there was another ceremony that awaited the girl to purify and prepare her for procreation.”

 

The 12-year-old girl who is alleged to have been married to the 63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo in Nungua, Accra and her mother are under police protection. 
The 12-year-old girl who is alleged to have been married to the 63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo in Nungua, Accra and her mother are under police protection.

 

Story credit to Citi Newsroom

 

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