Attorney General Instructs the Investigation of Gborhu Wulomo Marriage to a 12 year old

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The Office of the Attorney General and Ministry of Justice has instructed the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to investigate the reported traditional marriage between the Gborbu Wulomo and a 12-year-old girl. The Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Minister for Justice, Diana Asonaba Dapaah, emphasized that according to sections 14 and 15 of the Children’s Act 1988, it is illegal to force a child into dowry transactions, betrothal, or marriage. The Attorney-General urged the CID to thoroughly investigate the alleged child marriage for potential criminal charges. If proven true, those involved will face prosecution.

Diana Asonaba Dapaah, the Deputy Attorney General and Deputy Minister for Justice, signed and released a statement in which she said that “a person shall not force a child to be the subject of a dowry transaction, betrothed or married.” The statement was made on behalf of the Attorney General and Minister for Justice.

In order for the office to take the appropriate action, the Attorney-General further urged the CID to carry out the required investigation into the suspected child marriage.

“The allegations, if proven, constitute a criminal offence for which all persons involved must face prosecution. We would appreciate it if you could cause your outfit to conduct the necessary investigation of the alleged child marriage to enable our office to do the needful”, the statement said.

See statement below

Source: Graphic Online

 

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