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There is Shortage Of Virgins In Nungua, That’s Why Gborbu Wulomo Married 12-year-old Girl – Nungua Mantse Justifies Underage Marriage

There is Shortage Of Virgins In Nungua, That’s Why Gborbu Wulomo Married 12-year-old Girl - Nungua Mantse Justifies Underage Marriage

Nungua Mantse has justified the marriage between 63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo and his 12-year-old wife.

The chief of Nungua Traditional Area, Nungua Mantse has justified the decision of his traditional priest Gborbu Wulomo to marry a 12-year-old girl.

The marriage has received criticism on social media as people say its pedophilia under the guise of customs.

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The overlord of Nungua, Nii Odaifio Welentsi extended warm congratulations his priest Gborbu Wulomo, Nuumo Borketey Laweh XXXIII for his marriage to 12-year-old Naa Okromo.

He cites a connection of their custom to biblical practices in Leviticus 21 13-15 …. “The high priest must marry a woman who is a virgin. He must not marry a widow, a divorced woman, or a prostitute. He must marry a virgin from his own people so the people will respect his children as his own”

According to the Nungua Mantse this custom is the requirement that the priest marries a virgin.

He explained that, there are no virgin girls in Nungua today above the age of 9 years. However, In the exceptional case of 12-year-old Naa Okromo the necessary rites and steps were promptly performed to honor the tradition.

The Mantse stated though that with enlightenment, there is need to critically assess all customary practices and review aspects which may have become outmoded.

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