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Minister Of Women Affairs Wins As Court Stops Marriage Of 100 Female Orphans In Niger

Abdulmalik Sarkin-Daji, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye,

A Federal High Court in Abuja has stopped the marriage of 100 female orphans in Niger State.

This followed an injunction granted by the court to stop the planned marriage of 100 female orphans.

The controversial mass marriage sponsored by the Speaker of Niger State House of Assembly, Abdulmalik Sarkin-Daji was scheduled to hold on Friday, May 24.

Sarkin-Daji had decided to sponsor the marriage of the girls who had lost their parents to banditry in his constituency and those whose parents could afford to foot the marriage expenses of children.

But, the Minister of Women Affairs, Uju Kennedy-Ohanenye dragged him to court, asking him to stop the planned wedding, alleging the girls were being married off against their will.

She, however, secured the injunction stopping the planned wedding.

The minister has been at the forefront of opposition to the marriage arrangement