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Marrying from the same tribe may soon become a crime in Nigeria

20 October 2016, 14:13

Lagos - Cool FM radio personality,  Freeze has proposed a minimum of 5 years in prison and maximum of 15 years in prison, any marriage conducted by two members of the same tribe.

 He shared some of his musings on his Instagram page about what he would do if he is  voted as president.

He wrote: “Religion and tribalism are the tools utilized in dividing Nigeria. What would I do if I were elected president of Nigeria in 2019? someone asked. Well I would sign a bill into law, punishable with a minimum of 5 years in prison and maximum of 15 years in prison, any marriage conducted by 2 members of the same tribe. Meaning that if a yoruba man marries a yoruba woman or an Igbo man marries an Igbo woman or a Hausa man marries a Hausa woman, they along with their parents, the bridal team and the groomsmen would all spend a minimum of 5 years in prison. 

Also anybody involved in the wedding eg caterers, mc musician etc would also be charged and if found guilty would also be guests at the state penitentiary.
This I would enforce with a ‘marriage task force’ that would go to weddings to ensure compliance. When we do this for 10years and all of una mary una self make we see how una wan dey fight.”

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