This is not the first time the child marriage issue is rearing its head. In fact, Aljazeera had a brief chat with Senator Yerima sometime in 2010 to get his opinion about child marriage as well as give his reason for marrying an Egyptian who was 13 at that time.
The report on Youtube goes like;
Sani Ahmed Yerima, 49, is said to have paid $100,000 as dowry for the 13-year-old girl. But he has defended his decision as the prospect for facing prosecution looms, saying he followed the teaching of the prophet Mohammed.
Watch the video below.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQJ8Rbgiox4