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Court stops Ondo schoolgirl’s forced marriage to Islamic cleric as 9th wife

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An attempt by an Ore-based Islamic cleric, Alhaji Yusuf Lateef, to forcefully marry a 16-year-old girl as his 9th wife has been quashed by an Ondo State Family Court in Akure.

Shola Ilesanmi reports that three-man panel of the court led by Justice Aderemi Adegoroye ordered the return of the young girl to her family for proper care and education.