Married couple declared wanted after fleeing from wedding ceremony

Married couple declared wanted after fleeing from wedding ceremony

- A gentleman named Nash and his bride called Tijani Nimatu have been on the run after fleeing their wedding ceremony on Sunday, 19 April

- The two held an Islamic wedding with more than 25 people which is against the social distancing protocols

- The police have declared the two wanted after they were summoned but did not present themselves

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A couple in Ghana hae been declared wanted after they fled their wedding ceremony when they noticed the police arrive.

According to, the incident happened on Sunday, 19 April when the couple decided to defy social distancing protocols and hold their wedding.

It is reported that the groom, Nash, and his bride, Tijani Nimatu, were having an Islamic wedding when the police patrol stormed the area with sirens.

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Wedding couple declared wanted after fleeing from their wedding ceremony
Source: UGC
Source: UGC

The police confirm that the two lovers were issued with a 24-hour ultimatum to report to the police but have since failed to honour the instruction.

According to Northern Regional Police Crime Officer, Supt. Kwabena Otuo Acheampong, the disregard shown by the couple to turn up made the police proceed to court for the arrest of the couple and for them to be declared wanted.

Two guests, identified as Iddi Ibrahim and Abubakari Yusif Dauda, were arrested but granted bail of R16 500 later.

Ghana's President has Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo put a ban on social gatherings of people numbering more than 25 since 22 March to help contain the spread of Covid-19.

This includes wedding ceremonies, political rallies, church services and any other gathering of people exceeding the 25 limit.

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