Police Investigate Trad Council That Conducted Marriage Between 12-Yr-Old & 63-Yr-Old Chief Priest

Police Investigate Trad Council That Conducted Marriage Between 12-Yr-Old & 63-Yr-Old Chief Priest

  • The 63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo of Nungua recently married a 12-year-old girl as part of some traditional rites
  • Several Ghanaians spoke against it, and this has led the Ghana Police Service to step in and act
  • The Police Service, together with other ministries and agencies, have started looking into the matter while the girl is protected

The Ghana Police Service has started investigating the controversial marriage between a 12-year-old girl and the 63-year-old Chief Priest of Nungua, Gborbu Wulomo.

The 12-year-old Naa Okromo married the 63-year-old chief priest Nuumo Borketey Laweh Tsuru XXXIII in March 2024.

In a statement released by the Ghana Police Service on April 2, 2024, it said Naa Okromo and her mother have been found and are being protected by the police.

Police investigates Trad Council that conducted marriage between a 12-yr-old girl & 63-yr-old Chief priest
A collage of IGP, Dr Dampare and Gborbu Wulomo during the marriage rites to his child bride. Photo credit: @GhPoliceService & Ablade TV Online
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"The Ghana Police Service has identified and located the 12-year-old girl who is alleged to have been married to the 63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo in Nungua, Accra. The girl and her mother are currently under Police protection."

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The statement added that they are working with the appropriate agencies, including the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection, to get the needed support.

"The Ghana Police Service is working with the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection and the Department of Social Welfare to provide her with the necessary support while the matter is being investigated."

Netizens applaud the police for intervening

YEN.com.gh collated some comments following the police intervention. Read them below:

Andrew K. Azumah said:

God bless you for this timely intervention and swift response. I have been worrying and angry within me since...I was trying to imagine how it got to this far. And all the revered men and women sat aloof to see this happen. There's something wrong somewhere. Sad!

MC Ogee Vincent wrote:

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Thanks so much to Ghana police but please as a matter of fact, this is a very common thing among the Muslim communities so please help end that, it’s really disturbing, I’m an eye witness to so many cases of that nature.

Korankye Ogyam Daniel said:

Good move Ghana Police Service, such things should never be tolerated.

Nana Sika Gold wrote:

Very Good Ghana police

Papa Nkwefi Mensah said:

Dr Dampare. Is the best IGP. No doubt about that. Good work

Senior Kwame Jonathan wrote:

Beautiful. This is so refreshing! Good job done Ghana Police Service

Traditional authorities defend child marriage

Meanwhile, the Nungua Traditional Authorities have defended the marriage between a 12-year-old girl and the 63-year-old traditional priest of Nungua.

According to them, the Gborbu Wulomo temple needs a girl who has not had sexual relations to attend to some deities, hence the choice of the 12-year-old.

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They added that the marriage will keep the young bride clean.

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Source: YEN.com.gh

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