Ondo Court Stops Alfa Alhaji Yusuf Lateef From Marrying 16-Year-Old Girl As 9th Wife

An Ondo State Family Court sitting in Akure has prohibited Alhaji Yusuf Lateef from getting married to a 16-year old Secondary school young lady.

As indicated by OSRC, the court directed by Justice Aderemi Adegoroye, requested the arrival of the young lady to her family for appropriate consideration and instruction and cautioned Alhaji Yusuf Lateef to avoid her.

Reports likewise accumulated that the Alfa had moved toward one of his individuals, Mr and Mrs Olasunkanmi, in 2019, when their little girl was 15 years of age, and looked for her turn in marriage.

Regardless of the young lady’s dissent, her folks constrained her to acknowledge the proposition and a day was fixed for the marriage.

Notwithstanding, the young lady, in conspiracy with her senior sibling, Quadri, fled their Ore home on her big day and went to the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Akure, where she was shielded and lawful works started to stop the marriage.

Alhaji Lateef and the young lady’s folks were later charged at the Family Court for breeching Part three of the 2007 Ondo State Child Rights Law.

The court in the long run decided that the young lady be come back to her folks and Alhaji Lateef be made to sign an endeavor to avoid her just as guarantee no damage comes her direction.