A mathematics teacher in a secondary school in the Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State , Chiadikobi Ezeibekwe, has married his 17-year- old sister, claiming that God told him to do so .
Speaking with news men on Saturday , Ezeibekwe said he had a revelation where God told him to marry his sibling .
The teacher quoted Bible passages in Deuteronomy to illustrate that siblings could marry each other.
He said , “ One advantage of doing this is that it discourages divorce. It also retains family values and norms. ”
News men gathered that the wedding was conducted by Chiadikobi’ s elder brother , Chijioke Ezeibekwe, who is the priest of Dwelling Fullness of God Church , Agba .
The youth of the village had set ablaze the church , Dwelling Fullness of God Church , where the wedding was conducted .
Ezeibekwe said he did not pay any bride price to anybody in respect of the marriage.
“ I don ’ t feel guilty . I don’ t feel ashamed. I don’ t feel intimidated in any way. Only God can stop us , ” he said .
The Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer , Nkeiruka Nwide , said she heard the story “ unofficially . ”
Reacting to the issue, the traditional prime minister of Ekwulobia, Gabriel Ezeukwu , said , “ Agba village youths, who saw the marriage as an abomination, set ablaze the church where the wedding took place .