Anambra sibling marriage: March 17 fixed for dissolution

658, Chiadikobi Ezeibekwe
Chiadikobi Ezeibekwe

The marriage between a mathematics teacher, Chiadikobi Ezeibekwe, and his 17-year-old younger sister, Chibuzor, at Agba Village in Ekwulobia in Aguata Local Government of Anambra State which set the internet alight recently will be dissolved on March 17, about a month after the wedding was officiated by the couple’s elder brother, Pastor Chijioke of Dwelling Fullness of God Church.

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The planned dissolution was disclosed by the traditional prime minister of Ekwulobia, Chief Gabriel Ezeukwu, in an interview the traditional ruler granted newsmen where he revealed that Chiadikobi did not impregnate Chibuzor, contrary to the news making the round.

Ezeukwu said the couple’s father who initially approved their strange relationship had turned back to disapprove it after he was invited to the palace saying the marriage will be dissolved in about three weeks’ time.

The couple too were said to have regretted their action and were disposed to revert themselves.

According to Ezeukwu: “I invited them again where members of the cabinet were present and we met for some days until the children admitted that they committed atrocity and started showing remorse. We told them that we would have to consult the authorities of the church to find out the best way to purify the land.

“Before going to the church I sent the girl to a renowned doctor for pregnancy test and the test proved negative. On Wednesday, we went to the Parish Priest after the 5am mass and told him all that happened. He fixed a date, March 17, for him to dissolve the so-called marriage and purify the land in the Christian way.”

Twenty-five year-old Ezeukwu had said God told him to marry his sibling quoting Bible passages in Deuteronomy to illustrate that siblings could marry each other.

He said, “One advantage of doing this is that it discourages divorce. It also retains family values and norms.”

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