My wife is 21 – Kano man accused of marrying minor speaks
Aminu Danmaliki, a 60-year-old man who is alleged to have married an 11-year-old girl in Kano State, claims that his wife is 21 years old.
After photos of the couple’s wedding went viral on social media, Nigerians condemned the man.
Many had criticised him, stating that young women should be protected rather than wed to old men.
In a post on his Facebook page on Wednesday, Danmaliki responded by stating that they both love each other and that she did not feel compelled to marry him.
“My recent marriage to Sakina has generated a great deal of tension and unsubstantiated claims that I married a minor. Some have speculated that she is 11 years old and was forced to marry me. That is false.
“The wedding video went viral. Although we chose to remain silent, we were advised to reveal the truth. Here it is: My beloved wife is 21 years old. She chose me as her husband, and I reciprocated her affection.
He wrote, “I hope the blackmailers and sceptics will see the truth in this photograph and leave us alone to enjoy our honeymoon.”
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