Apr 21, 2020

Question- Can one be married to 2 people under Statutory and Customary Law?


Question - 

I had a traditional marriage with a lady but though we are separated, we never got divorced traditionally. Now I am in love with someone else and we intend to have a church wedding. Would the church marriage be valid.

Answer - No. 
no marriage in Nigeria shall be valid where either parties of the intended marriage is married under customary law to another person.

Read more here- 
PROCEDURE FOR REGISTRY MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA https://www.legalnaija.com/2012/12/marriage-law-in-nigeria.html
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