Story By: James King, Sub-Editor: Marija Stojkoska, Agency: Newsflash
A Californian woman who fell in love with a Nigerian man half her age that she met on Instagram has flown halfway across the world to meet him, and now the pair have married after a whirlwind romance.
American woman Janine Ann Reimann, 46, travelled to the Nigerian state of Kano where she met and then married Suleiman Isah Isah, 23, in a traditional Muslim wedding ceremony yesterday. (13 December)
Nigerian newspaper Premium Times report the couple met after Isah messaged Reimann on Instagram, but she initially refused to answer fearing it was a scam. (https://bit.ly/3mhJpWv)
However, Isah was later able to warn her when she almost did fall for a scam and she started to warm to him as they began talking together.
The American woman then visited the 23-year-old in Nigeria in January of this year when they agreed to get married in March, but it had to be put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic travel restrictions. But they were finally able to celebrate the ceremony yesterday (13 December).
One of the people to attend the wedding was former Kaduna Senator Shehu Sani, 53, who also approved of the marriage between the unlikely couple.
Reimann works as a chef in Linden in the San Joaquin County located in the American state of California where she hopes to take her hubby after they are married to spend their lives together.
Isah is a student and works as a barber in Nigeria, however, it is unclear on what his plans are upon arriving in the United States.
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