63-Yr-Old Priest Marries 12-Yr-Old Girl in Ghana, Draws Flak on Social Media

A 63-year-old influential priest Nuumo Borketey Laweh Tsuru XXXIII married a 12-year-old girl in Ghana.

The videos and photos of the traditional marriage of the priest went viral on social media, triggering backlash and criticism.

The women attending the ceremony advised the 12-year-old girl to wear attractive clothes for her husband and use perfumes to boost her sexual appeal to her husband.

Critics demanded the authorities to dissolve the marriage and investigate priest Tsuru, who holds the title of ‘Gborbu Wulomo’, a traditional high priest.

Leaders from the Nungua indigenous community, to which both the bride and the priest belong, have defended the marriage. Tsuru said the girl began the rites to become the priest’s wife six years ago, but the process did not interfere with her education.

As per Ghanaian law, the legal minimum age for marriage in Ghana is 18. Ghana government authorities have yet to respond to this controversial marriage.

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