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How sane can a man be if he’s taking a 14-yr-old as wife? –Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett

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How sane can a man be if he’s taking a 14-yr-old as wife? –Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett

Veteran Nigerian actress, journalist, television presenter, and cosmetologist Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett is blowing hot over the disturbing mental state of some Nigerians which according to her has not been recognised yet.

The feminist who was the first editor of Africa Woman magazine in the 1970s in an interview with Punch said not everybody walking the streets is a sane person.

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“There is a level of mental illness in this country that nobody has recognised yet. It is not everybody that you see walking on the streets that is sane. How sane can a man be if he is taking a nine or 14-year-old girl for a wife? Is that person sane?” She asked.

Continuing, the 75-year-old said; “…You see a situation where people drive against traffic in Nigeria and get away with it, why would you not have everyone go haywire? Why would you not find people defiling young girls? When ministers have meetings and they go to the universities to traffic our girls for their entertainment, how do you think our society is going to be well and orderly if these are the people leading our society?”

By Ahmed Boulor…

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