- A 14-year-old girl only known as Raminatu has reportedly been married off to 42-year-old Alhaji Faruk in an Islamic traditional marriage
- The ceremony took place in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region as photos have emerged online
- However, child marriage is prohibited under the 1992 Constitution of Ghana
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A 14-year-old girl only known as Raminatu has been married off to 42-year-old Alhaji Faruk in an Islamic traditional marriage in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
Child marriage is prohibited under the 1992 constitution of Ghana, thus by law, any person under the age of 18 is a child and can therefore not marry or be married off.
But there are claims that Raminatu is 21 and not 14 years old.
According to reports, Alhaji Faruk, 42, has been the sole provider to Raminatu's family and it appears she was married off to him due to a previous agreement.
Photos from the Islamic traditional marriage (awure) have emerged online. Below are some of the photos.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported female dancehall act, Kaakie, known in private life as Grace Kaki Awo Ocansey, appears to be the happiest mother ever and she's having a blast enjoying every moment with her baby.
The UK-based singer and nurse tied the knot with her high school mate from Achimota School in a traditional wedding ceremony on January 2, 2020.
The couple welcomed their first baby girl in November that same year.
In other news, Ghanaian international fashion icon, Nana Akua Addo, has given her fans a glimpse into her romantic life as she shares a cuddly video creating a beautiful memory with her husband.
The mother of two adorable girls has posted a video having fun with her husband, which has racked in thousands of views on social media.
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The videos which lasted less than a minute shows the renowned fashionista and her hubby holding each other tight, nonverbally communicating that they'd not let go of each other.
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Source: Yen Newspaper