May 17, 2012

The Member of Parliament for the Asawase constituency in the Ashanti Region, Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has refuted claims in the media that he has married a lady of 17-years as a second wife.

The Daily Guide Newspaper on Monday 14th May 2012 reported that Alhaji Muntaka Mubarak on Sunday went to the altar for the second time by tying the knot with a 17-year-old Senior High School (SHS) graduate Memunatu Abdul Wahab, at the forecourt of the Kumasi Central Mosque.

It said the youthful MP, paid the bride price for his new wife at her parents’ residence at New Zongo, opposite Otec FM in Asawase before the marriage.

But speaking on Joy FM on Monday, Hon. Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak condemned Daily Guide’s story describing it as “shameful and gross irresponsibility”.

He refused to state the age of the girl but was quick to clear the air that his latest wife s is “never 17 years”.

Hon. Muntaka wondered why the Daily Guide Newspaper did not crosscheck its facts before going ahead to publish such a story full with unfounded claims.

“I am ashamed of Daily Guide and I know the good Lord will deal with Daily Guide…the girl is way above 17 years” He said.

Hon. Muntaka refused further discussion on the issue stating that it is a private issue and would want to talk about it away from the media.

Kwadwo Anim/