Prince Gwamnishu Emefiele Harrison, a human rights activist has helped in the release of a 15 year old girl, Chinwe, who was married off to a an older man, Izuchukwu Igwilo, in Anambra state.
According to online reports, Chinwe, who is from a very poor family had to quit school when she got pregnant at 14. Now with a six months old baby, she is set to be married off because her family could not cater for her and her child.
When the Igwilo family came to ask for Chinwe’s hand in marriage, her family gladly released her. Sadly, her mother said she wasn’t too young to get married because she got married at 13.
Using the hashtag, #RetrieveChinwe, aggrieved natives of Anambra called for the release of Chinwe.
UPDATE: RE: CHILD MARRIAGE…15yrs old Chinwe married to 56yrs old Ozubulu man. #RetrieveChinweStep 1: Petition…
UPDATE: RE: 15YRS OLD MISS CHINWEI promise to #RetrieveChinwe and I kept to my promise. #Correction: Her baby is six…
Thankfully, the Anambra state government has been involved and Chinwe and her son have been rescued. According to Harrison, Chinwe and her son has been handed over to the Ministry of Women and Child Welfare of the state.
To God be the glory!Thank you Prince Gwamnishu Emefiele Harrison for seeing to end of this while we wait for the Govt….
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