Anambra State – A 17-year-old boy identified as Somto has married his 16-year-old fiancée in a traditional way over the weekend. A report by Ananaedoonline revealed that Somto hails from Nwachukwu family in Okofia Village in Otolo Nnewi.
Somto, who is said to be the last child of his parents, was said to have dropped out of school last month, insisting that he wants to get married. After mounting serious pressure on his family, the family finally decided to accept his request, and also sponsored the traditional marriage in which the public was invited.
According to reports, Somto is not the only son of his parent, since he has an elder brother, who is said to be a graduate and is currently working in a Hospital within Anambra State. Reports have it that after the traditional marriage, the parents of Somto opened a retail shop for the couple to manage and possibly take care of themselves.
The name of the bride and her place of origin is yet to be ascertained as at the time of writing this report.