African Education Watch calls for the immediate arrest of Gborbu Wulomo following the decision to marry a 12-year-old Girl.

The traditional marriage of a 63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo, Nuumo Borketey Laweh XXXIII to a 12-year-old girl, Naa Okromo, has incurred the wrath of the public with African Education Watch calling for immediate arrest of the Overlord of the Ga-Dangme States.

The aftermath of the ceremony last Saturday, March 30, sparked public outrage among Ghanaians on social media.

The latest to join calls for the arrest of the Gborbu Wumolo is the Education Think-Tank African Education Watch.

Executive Director of the African Education Watch Kofi Asare in a Facebook post said “The law says it is illegal to marry a 12-year-old girl.”

He added, “The excuse that she won’t be performing conjugal duties is immaterial to the law,” and, “The cops must grab the Nungua Wulomo and cohorts now!”

Gborbu Wulomo, who serves as the Overlord of all Ga-Damgbe State and the Traditional leaders have received fierce criticism after the news broke on social media.

Attached is a copy of his Facebook post

Other influencers including Ama K. Abrebrese also in a tweet have joined calls for an investigation.

Despite these calls, the traditional Authorities have justified their decision to marry the 12-year-old girl and alluded it to custom and tradition.

The traditional Authority told that the ceremony was to ward off other men.

The laws of Ghana do not allow the marriage of a person below the age of 18 years.

The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection is yet to respond to this.

Source: Ghana/