An elderly man from Bauchi accused of marrying an 11-year-old girl has hit back at his critics.
A video from the wedding ceremony went viral on social media recently, with users calling for actions to be taken against older men who get married to teenage girls.
Reacting to the allegation in a statement shared on Facebook on Wednesday, Aminu Danmaliki argued that his wife is 21 years old and not 11 as widely claimed.
The Abuja-based man also shared a photo showing him and Sekina sitting in a friendly posture.
READ ALSO: “Go Back To School” – White Lady Tells Yahoo Boy Who Tried To Scam Her (Video)
Danmaliki, who contested to be a senator of Bauchi south in 2018, also advised critics to see the “reality” in the photo and “leave us alone to enjoy our honeymoon.”
“My recent marriage with Sekina has generated a lot of tension and unfounded allegations that I married an underage girl,” he wrote.
READ ALSO: “I Once Dated A Yahoo Boy And He Never Gave Me A Dime” – Phyna
“Some suggesting she is 11 years old and that she was forced to marry me. That is untrue. The wedding video went viral. We decided to keep mute but was advised to state the true facts.
Trending video of the day;
VPhoto Credit: Getty