The age long cry and fight against child marriage has had little impact in Nigeria as a 70-year-old Alhaji was seen dancing with his 15-year-old underage bride in Niger State. (See photos here).
Photos from their wedding ceremony quickly went viral on the internet, with many social media users expressing their disgust about the marriage.
Now, in a new video, the septuagenarian, identified as Alhaji Yakubu Chanji, was seen spraying money on his 15-year-old underage bride as she danced for him.
Though the wedding ‘Fatiha’ of the pair took place on Monday in Lapai, Niger State, with friends and family in attendance, the ceremony continued beyond Monday as the 70-year-old man was spotted in a new video, spraying money on his 15-year-old bride as she dances for him.
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A Source revealed; 70-year-old Alhaji Yakubu Chanji, reportedly known as Nafsi-Nafsi in Minna Metropolis was nicknamed “Chanji” over his recurrent divorces and replacement of wives.
He is said to be a philanthropist in Kwangila axis of Minna. He has contributed hugely to the community, especially the building of the community mosque.
“We call him Chanji because he frequently ‘changes’ wives. In my knowledge, he has married at least 12 times, but other persons say it could be up to 20 times.
“What we know is that he always keeps four wives in his house. Once he divorces one, or one of them dies, he immediately picks another replacement.