Family bows to pressure, allows boy, 17, marry his fiancée, 16

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Somto, a 17-year-old boy and his 16-year-old fiancée, has tied the knot traditionally according to Nnewi customs and tradition, over the weekend.
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According to Ananaedoonline, the groom hails from Nwachukwu family in Okofia Village in Otolo Nnewi. The boy, who is said to be the last child of his parents, allegedly dropped out of school last month, insisting that he wants to get married.
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After mounting serious pressure on his family, the family finally decided to accept his request, and also sponsored the traditional marriage.
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Reports have it that after the traditional marriage, his parents opened a retail shop for the couple to manage and possibly take care of themselves. .
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Somto’s elder brother works in a Hospital within Anambra State, thus dispelling insinuations that he married early because he is an only son or child.

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