A Kano based man , Aminu Danmaliki, alleged to have married an 11-year-old girl in the State has revealed the exact age of his newly wedded wife.
The 60- year- old business man said his wife is 21 years old and not 11 years as widely rumoured.
Recall that many Nigerians had condemned on the man on social media after images of their wedding went viral few days ago.
Many had berated him saying that underage girls should be protected rather than married off to old men.
In his reaction via a post on his Facebook page on Wednesday, Danmaliki said they both love each other and she was not coerced to marry him.
“My recent marriage with Sakina has generated a lot of tension and unfounded allegations that I married an underage girl. Some suggested she is 11 years old and that she was forced to marry me. That is untrue.
“The wedding video went viral. We decided to keep mute but were advised to state the true facts. Here it is: My beloved wife is 21 years old. She made her own choice of me as her husband, and I loved her too.
“I hope the blackmailers and doubting Thomases will see the reality in this picture and leave us alone to enjoy our honeymoon,” he wrote.