A young man who is a member of Nairaland has asked for help after his 17 year old girlfriend was forced into marriage by her father.
Good morning nairalanders
This has been eating me up for days
Me and this girl has been together for 3 years now, she’s 17 and I’m 19. I accept all bashings for being in a relationship at this age, she’s the last born though and we perfectly understand each other.
Now her father is forcing her to marry a man in Kaduna, she refused and the father threatened to throw her and her siblings including the mum out into the streets or send them to the village if she doesn’t marry the man.
Now she hasn’t even for days now and she’s contemplating on taking her life and she just told me about this yesterday and this has brought me down so much. I don’t know what to do, I need help. This is about her future, I don’t want her to be forced to become a mother at 17 and living under a man she doesn’t know.
She has only three weeks before the man comes to take her away.
My girlfriend is being sold into marriage and I don’t know what to do
I need help, I’m heartbroken…