By Comrade Victor Ojei popularly called Wong Box Senior Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Delta State on Civil Societies and NGOs.
We have two type of Court of Marriage in Nigeria under the law.
1. Statutory Marriage
2. Customary Marriage
The Statutory marriage is purely monogamous in nature. The husband cannot proceed to marry another wife or even have a girlfriend after the finalization of the marriage, a second wife at the subsistence of the first marriage.
Conversely, the Customary marriage is one which gives the liberty to the husband to marry more than one wife, either simultaneously or successively.