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Nygerian Senator "violated child rights"

for marrying a 13-year old girl

Senator Ahmed Kerima from Nigeria

Senator Ahmed Kerima from Nigeria

The Senate in Lagos approved a law that equates children to women as far as marriage is concerned. Sen. Yerima is said to have gone way too far and taken personally advantage of the new law to marry a 13-year old girl from Egypt. He denies that is the girl's age. 
Human rights groups demand that he is prosecuted for violating the Child Rights Act, the law providing legal protections to minors. The group "Women empowerment and legal aid" in particular said the attorney general Mr. Mohammed Adoke must try the politician by 30 days. 

26 July 2013

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