In a shocking turn of events, 63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo, Nuumo Borketey Laweh XXXIII, tied the knot with a 12-year-old girl, Naa Okromo, causing a social media storm among Ghanaians.

The traditional wedding took place on March 30, 2024, in Nungua, amid grand celebrations. However, the joyous occasion quickly turned sour as footage from the ceremony was shared online leading to a wave of criticism against the Wulomo and the traditional leaders.

Defending the controversial marriage, Mantse Odaifio Welentsi cited an age-old custom that requires the priest to marry a virgin. As per local customs, the young bride now goes by the traditional name, Naa Ayemoede.

The Nungua Mantse admitted that the bride was underage but claimed there were no virgin girls above the age of 9 in Nungua, Adom Online reported.

He argued that the 12-year-old’s case was exceptional, necessitating swift action to uphold tradition.

The incident has left many Ghanaians outraged, questioning the relevance of such practices in modern society and calling for the arrest of the traditional leaders involved.

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