A 23-year-old Nigerian man has married an American woman who is twice as old.
Janine Sanchezt, 46, flew all the way from California to tie the knot with Suleiman Isah at MOPOL 52 Barracks Juma’at Mosque in Panshekara, Kumbotso Local Government of Kano State.
The Islamic wedding, which took place at about 11am on Sunday, was not only the talk of the internet but was also witnessed by many friends and well-wishers.
Isah is said to have met Janine some two years back on Instagram until she decided to come all the way to Nigeria in January to start the wedding process, Daily Trust reported.
As provided by Islamic Shari’a, the groom, Isah paid N50,000 to his bride as dowry.
Former Kaduna Central senator Shehu Sani, who is also a relative of the groom’s father, stood as Janine’s representative.
The bride who has been in Kano for the past one week will spend two more weeks before return to the US where her new husband is expected to join her in the next six months when his visa is ready.
There, he is expected to complete his university education as he is presently a 200 level student, studying at Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.