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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…

Posted by Prince Gwamnishu Emefiele Harrison on Friday, February 1, 2019

UPDATE: RE: 15YRS OLD MISS CHINWEI promise to #RetrieveChinwe and I kept to my promise. #Correction: Her baby is six…

Posted by Prince Gwamnishu Emefiele Harrison on Saturday, February 2, 2019

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….

Posted by Anwulika E. Udanoh on Saturday, February 2, 2019

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20 Comments

20 Comments

  1. Doloro Dimoko

    Doloro Dimoko

    February 3, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    Thank God for all the people who cried wolf and got this to the relevant authorities for action!
    I knew something was very wrong the first day I saw her getting engaged to that old man. Poverty will not continue to make parents do the wrong things

    • Gina Kiadum

      Gina Kiadum

      February 3, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      Doloro Dimoko it wasn’t poverty,I think it’s ignorance,her mum said she was married at 13 when interrogated,that her daughter is ripe for marriage

    • Doloro Dimoko

      Doloro Dimoko

      February 3, 2019 at 2:50 pm

      Gina Kiadum I think she only said that to justify their actions.

  2. Egwari Kenny

    Egwari Kenny

    February 3, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    Non of the women groups and feminists could fight for her, it was a man that took it upon himself to carry out such Herculean task. My question is are women only being supportive to themselves only by words and not action?

    • Gina Kiadum

      Gina Kiadum

      February 3, 2019 at 2:35 pm

      You don’t have to wait for anyone to right any wrong when you can fix it, change should begin with us not pointing at others first,he didn’t do it alone,he works with women

    • Egwari Kenny

      Egwari Kenny

      February 3, 2019 at 3:40 pm

      I am a public servant, and by the virtue of my job I don’t involve in litigations or any public participation of sort, I will have to make an official proposal and wait for their approval before I can do such, let’s don’t derail from what is on ground, we have women in NAWOJ and federation of female of women lawyers and other activists .

    • Dolapo Akinbobola

      Dolapo Akinbobola

      February 3, 2019 at 3:42 pm

      It doesnt even matter who stretches the hand of help first. Help is help as long as it is done at the right time.

    • Egwari Kenny

      Egwari Kenny

      February 3, 2019 at 3:58 pm

      Dolapo Akinbobola , I agree with you but women are not always there to help each other, when we preach gender equality , it should start from here. Sister love. Sister hug , isn’t to be in theory alone .

    • Nwokolo Joy

      Nwokolo Joy

      February 4, 2019 at 11:47 pm

      What has feminist group group got to do with this…it’s ok u are not a feminist but this is a child dat needed help and got help and u are tryin to turn it into a gender war… Weldon ma

  3. Chidinma Amaeshi

    Chidinma Amaeshi

    February 3, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Thank God she has been rescued. And God bless the people involved.

  4. Gracious Grace

    Gracious Grace

    February 3, 2019 at 2:10 pm

    So overwhelmed by this….👏

  5. Abraham Sie Joseph

    Abraham Sie Joseph

    February 3, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    LOOK OLDER THAN 15

    • Cherry Betty

      Cherry Betty

      February 3, 2019 at 8:00 pm

      Carry ur dirty mouth face front. In all that’s what u could see.

    • Jessy Achodor

      Jessy Achodor

      February 3, 2019 at 8:06 pm

      Hardship can do that to one
      She’s a little girl,anyone with eyes can see that

  6. Achor Joy

    Achor Joy

    February 3, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks God almighty, and the man that rescue her

  7. NdidiAmaka Waller

    NdidiAmaka Waller

    February 3, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    I’m so happy.

  8. Agatha Nkeiru Omoruyi

    Agatha Nkeiru Omoruyi

    February 3, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    God forbid

  9. Modupe Anise Adeyeye

    Modupe Anise Adeyeye

    February 3, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Poverty is not an excuse for the parents to marry her off to an old man.

    • Nwokolo Joy

      Nwokolo Joy

      February 4, 2019 at 11:47 pm

      Not just old,he is also mentally ill

  10. Nwokolo Joy

    Nwokolo Joy

    February 4, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    There is no excuse for wat her parents did…

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