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12-year-old marriage: NDC MP calls for immediate arrest of 63-year-old Ga priest

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Francis Xavier Sosu

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Human Rights lawyer, Francis Xavier Sosu will Tuesday, April 2, 2024 petition the Inspector-General of Police, to cause the arrest of 63-year-old Nuumo Borketey Laweh XXXIII, the Gborbu Wulomo for marrying a 12-year-old girl.

The action of the Ga Priest constitutes a violation of both local and international laws governing child care and protection -  Sosu said in his petition. 

"My petition to the IGP is ready by the grace of God and I will be in the IGP’s office by 9:00 am demanding action in this matter. The demand is that what we have heard if it’s true violates the Constitution, violates the rights of this little child, violates the Children’s Act and it’s criminal.

"...So, he needs to be arrested and that is consistent with Article 17 of the Constitution which states that everyone shall be equal before the law whether you are a Wulomo, Chief, or Minister of State. Everyone is equal before the law and no one shall be discriminated against on grounds of position or social status. So, if he has violated the law he must be arrested and prosecuted,” Lawyer Sosu who’s a Member of Parliament for Madina-Abokobi said in an interview with TV3.

Nuumo Borketey Laweh XXXIII, the 63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo, received criticism when a video surfaced online showing him in a marriage ceremony with a 12-year-old girl, Naa Okromo.

The traditional ceremony, which attracted attention, took place on Saturday, March 30, 2024, in Nungua. 

But Gborbu Wulomo defended his actions by stating that the girl would not be expected to fulfil marital duties.

source: Theannouncergh.com