17-year-old boy marries a 16-year-old girl in Nnewi

A 17-year-old boy has gotten married to a 16-year old girl in Nnewi, Anambra state.

The boy named Somto is said to have demanded to get married after he dropped out of school.

Being the last child from the Nwachukwu family in Okofia village, Otolo Nnewi, Anambra state, his family had no choice but to give in after much persistence from him.

A traditional wedding was thrown for the couple last weekend in Anambra state.

Reports which say the early marriage might be because the boy is an only child has been debunked by findings which revealed that he has a graduate elder brother who works in a hospital.

A retail shop was opened for the young couples as an empowerment measure.

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