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We Will Deal With Police if Anything Happens to Our Queen – Office of Nungua Gborbu Wulomo

Since the traditional ceremony took place on Saturday, there's been public outrage and calls for the arrest and prosecution of persons who spearheaded the ceremony.

The Office of the Nungua Gborbu Wulomo has threatened to deal with the Ghana Police Service “traditionally” if “anything happens” to the young girl who was married off to the 63-year-old Ga priest, Nuumo Borketey Laweh Tsuru XXXIII.

“The young lady who is our queen is under police protection. We are telling the world that she is our royal and if the police are saying they are taking care of her, then the police must be reminded that whatever happens to her, then traditionally we will deal with the police,” Rev. D.N. Gyasi Ankra, who is the Administrator at the Office of Gborbu Wulomo said at a press briefing yesterday.

The threat comes after the Ghana Police Service indicated on Monday that the girl and her mother are under its protection as it investigates the issue further with the Ministry of Gender, Children, and Social Protection and the Department of Social Welfare.

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Initially said to be 12-years old, the Nungua Traditional Council on Tuesday claimed the girl is almost 16, debunking earlier reports and even those from the  Mankralo of the Nungua traditional area that the girl was 13.

Since the traditional ceremony took place on Saturday, there’s been public outrage and calls for the arrest and prosecution of persons who spearheaded the ceremony, as marrying a minor is illegal under Ghana’s laws – both the 1992 Constitution and the 1998 Children’s Act set the legal age for marriage at 18 for both girls and boys.


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But in their defence, the Ga Dangme Council has said the incident was a mere betrothal and not a marriage.

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