Men are marrying their dead girlfriends in Cape Coast

Men are marrying their dead girlfriends in Cape Coast

- Traditional authorities are forcing men to marry their dead girlfriends upon failing to perform their marriage rights

- These men are made to perform both wedding and funeral rites of their girlfriends

- The ritual is part of efforts to clamp down on pre-marital sex

Men who fail to perform the marriage rights for their girlfriends stand the painful chance of performing these rights should they die.

This is the situation happening in the Central Region and also across various communities in the country, a report by Joy News reveals.

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A report by Joy FM placed the spotlight in the Central Region, where men are being forced to marry their deceased girlfriends.

What this means is that these men perform a wedding ceremony for their deceased girlfriend after which they perform a befitting funeral for her.

"To put it bluntly, you must marry a dead woman because you failed to perform the marriage rites of the woman when she was alive," One of the residents of the region stated.

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So far, it remains unknown reason(s) behind this move but checks show this forms part of efforts to clamp down on matters related to pre-martial engagements and promiscuity.

This ritual also takes place in some traditional communities in the Greater Accra Region.

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