It was a dramatic moment on Sunday 26 April 2020 in Amaiyi Igbere in Bende L.G.A of Abia State when a 15-year old boy by name Abraham Samuel Onuoha got married to a 22 year old Anurika John from Akeze from Ebonyi State.
Samuel is the only son of late Mr. Abraham Onuoha of Ndi-Ekpere in Amaiyi Igbere, who died in 2010. According to the mother, Mrs. Peace Abraham, Samuel was born in 2005 after many years of marriage without a child.
In an interview, one of the villagers revealed that they were in amazing surprise that Sunday morning whilst the minister in charge of Assemblies of God Church Amaiyi Igbere announced the wedding and that they are still thinking the reason for that marriage, saying that the boy is just too tender to be involved in that kind of relationship for now, also considering that the woman in query is older than him.
His mother also revealed in an interview that she was forced to accept due to the condition of her husband’s family.
The minister in charge of Assemblies of God Church Amaiyi Igbere, Rev. Okoro Ogbu whilst addressing the congratulation instructed them not to be amazed by way of the marriage, that his own family have experienced such a lot of matters in the past which a person want to take up a undertaking to rebuild the family, and there may be no other character aside from Samuel in the family so his age should in no way be a barrier in reaching the cause.
The occasion attracted all the ministers of Assemblies of God Church Igbere section, friends and relatives of the bride and groom and the Amaiyi Igbere community at large.