70-year-old Nigerian man marries a teenage girl who is just 15

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A 70-year-old man, Yakubu Chanji from Niger State, Nigeria, has tied the knot with a teenage girl said to be only 15.

Neighbors of the couple said that Mr Chanji is actually above 70.

According to DAILY NIGERIAN, the wedding took place on Monday in Lapai, Niger State, with family and friends in attendance.

Mr Chanji, also known as Nafsi-Nafsi in Minna city, earned the sobriquet “Chanji” for his frequent divorces and replacement of wives.

“He is a philanthropist in Kwangila area of Minna. He has contributed immensely to the community, especially the building of the community mosque.

“We call him Chanji because he regularly ‘changes’ wives. In my knowledge, he married at least 12 times, but other people say it could be up to 20 times.

“What we know is that he always keeps four wives in his house. Once he divorces one, or one of them dies, he immediately picks a replacement,” said a source who preferred not to be named.


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