Tiv King gives out his daughter in marriage for N1000 as bride price

Tor Tiv the 5th His Royal Majesty, Prof. James Ayatse yesterday gave out his daughter Dr Doofan Ayatse of Shangev-ya, Kwande local government a hand in marriage to Dr David Tsenu Agishi of Etulo, Buruku local government all of Benue state at just one thousand naira (N1000) as dowry.

Speaking at the traditional marriage yesterday at his palace, Tor Tiv said his concern is for the peace, love and progress of the couple but not the money hence according to him no amount of money can buy his daughter in the name of dowry.

He further revealed that the N1000 dowry will soon become a law in Tiv land to enable even the paupers to marry.

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