In a contentious traditional marriage in Nungua, Gborbu Wulomo, 63, marries a girl, 12.

The 63-year-old Gborbu Wulomo tied the knot in a traditional ceremony with Naa Okromo, who has since adopted the traditional name Naa Ayemoede in accordance with the customary marriage rituals that are followed in their community.

But unless Naa Ayemoede completes a further ceremonial purification procedure, the marriage is not considered final.
It is believed that this cleansing ritual is necessary to get her ready for the duties that come with being the Gborbu Wulomo’s spouse, chief among them being the important duty of having children in line with custom.

Moreover, the Gborbu Wulomo must choose a “bue ekpaa yoo,” also known as his traditional bride or “siheyoo,” in accordance with custom. A vital component of the Gborbu Wulomo’s enduring position and control over ceremonial matters in the community is this highly esteemed custom.

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