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Arrest Gborbu Wulomo over child marriage - Francis Sosu petitions CID

By Vincent Ashitey
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NDC Member of Parliament for Madina constituency, Francis-Xavier Sosu, has filed a petition with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the 63-year-old Ga priest accused of marrying a 12-year-old girl.

According to the human rights lawyer, the action of the Ga Priest constitutes a violation of both local and international laws governing child care and protection.

Lawyer Sosu argued that the marriage is legally invalid since the child is below the age of eighteen (18) and lacks the legal capacity to consent.

He emphasised that the rights of the child have been infringed upon, necessitating swift legal action to address the


In his letter to the CID, Lawyer Sosu wrote, "In the circumstances, therefore, it appears that a clear act of illegality and a careless abuse of the rights of an innocent Ghanaian child has been perpetuated in the full glare of the public."

"It is in the light of the foregoing that I respectfully crave your indulgence and pray that you exercise your powers of arrest, investigations, including potential defilement, and prosecution in the defense and protection of this innocent child."

It comes after videos and pictures of Saturday’s customary wedding ceremony between the girl and the priest, Nuumo Borketey Laweh Tsuru XXXIII, went viral on social media, angering a cross section of Ghanaians.