A young boy who is said to be 15 years old got married to a 22 years old girl in Abia state.
It took everyone at Amaiyi Igbere in Bende LGA of Abia state by surprise when Samuel Abraham Onuoha (15) got married to a 22 year old Anurika John of Akaeze, Ebonyi state.
Samuel Onuoha is the son of late Mr Abraham Onuaha who died in 2010. According to his mother, Samuel was born in 2005 after a long time of marriage without issue.
Neighbours from the area are still in great shock to why the boy will be getting married at such a tender age. They said they were surprised when the Assemblies of God church pastor pronounced of the marriage.
The mother further said that the decision was a difficult one for she to make but it happened because of the nature of the family. “His father left many wealth behind. I am not feeling too fine. My son can not manage the wealth alone if am not there so he needs a wife to assist him”.
The minister incharge of Assemblies of God church, Amaiyi Igbere, Rev. Ogbu Okoro told the congregation not to be surprised at what they are seeing. “The family has passed through a great lot. Someone needs to stand up and take up the task of rebuilding the family. Samuel is the only person that can achieve this purpose so his age shouldn’t be a barrier”.
The marriage attracted many ministers of Assemblies of God church Igbere section. Friends and relatives of the bride and groom were greatly represented. The people of Amaiyi graced the wedding in their numbers.