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Chieftaincy Ministry looking into alleged marriage between 63-year-old Ga priest and 12-year-old girl

The Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs has expressed concern over the recent marriage between 63-year-old traditional priest Nuumo Borketey Laweh XXXIII, also known as Gborbu Wulomo, and a 12-year-old girl in Nungua.

Minister Stephen Amoah Boateng has pledged to investigate the matter to understand the situation fully and take appropriate action, given the bride’s status as a minor.

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“I’m still doing a lot more checks through the traditional authority and the Police Command on the ground because we are talking about a minor here. We are also trying to reach the family of the 12-year-old.

“It is not clear what is happening there and I want to get to the bottom of it,” he said in an interview.

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The GaDangme Council has clarified that the relationship between a traditional Ga priest and the 12-year-old girl is a betrothal, not a marriage.

Nuumo Borketey Laweh XXXIII, the 63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo, faced criticism after a video surfaced online showing him in a ceremony with the girl, Naa Okromo.

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The traditional ceremony, which garnered attention, occurred on Saturday, March 30, 2024, in Nungua.

Gborbu Wulomo defended his actions by explaining that the girl would not be expected to fulfill marital duties.

In a statement signed and issued by its President Ayikoi Otoo, on Monday, April 1, the Council stated that it had engaged with Gborbu Wulomo and some of his elders.

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