- Bin Atef reportedly got married in Ghana two months after he was transferred from Guantanamo Bay Prison
- The former detainee is part of the two accepted into Ghana by the former Mahama-led government
New reports have shown that one of the former Guantanamo Bay, Bin Atef, detainees accepted into Ghana by the former administration has found love and gotten married whiles in the country.
The marriage reportedly took place about two and a half months ago, and was attended by close relatives of the families involved.
Speaking on the Accra-based radio station, CITI FM, the lawyer for Bin Atef, George Clarke revealed that the marriage, though contracted in Ghana, was to a foriegn woman.
“He is already married, but I don’t think it is to anybody in Ghana. He did get married after he got out of Guantanamo, but I don’t know the details of that,” Mr. Clarke added.
He revealed that the spouse of Bin Alef is is a Yemeni national called Haia Atef.
In 2016, the John Mahama-led administration raised a media storm when it accept the two Guantanamo detainees from the United States of American.
Bin Atef and Khalid Muhammad Salih Al-Dhuby were serving a 14 year sentence before their transfer to Ghana.
However, after staying in the country for close to a year, the Supreme Court made a ruling which stated that their stay in Ghana was illegal.
The court stated that the hosting of the Gitmo 2 was unconstinutional as the issue was not passed through parliament approval.
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