A bride-to-be in Anambra State dumped her groom on their wedding day.
According to PM News, the woman, Ifunanya Igwebuike was supposed to get married to Ekene Uzoigwe but refused to show up to the wedding on Saturday, 3 January, 2015.
Guests were already present to witness the ceremony at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Umuchu in Aguata Local government, Anambra. Uzoigwe and the guests waited for Igwebuike for several hours. She eventually, sent a message to the Parish Priest, who was supposed to conduct the wedding, Rev. Father Lawrence Maduagwu, informing him that she was no longer interested in the wedding.
Igwebuike reportedly stated that she cancelled the wedding because she is a school graduate, and couldn’t marry a school drop-out like Uzoigwe.
Uzoigwe is a business man based in Abakiliki, Ebonyi State. He had met and fallen in love with Igwebuike in their hometown, Umuchu.
He subsequently proposed to her, and she accepted the proposal based on the agreement that he would pay her tuition fees. They had agreed to get married after her final year in school.
Uzoigwe who paid the school fees as promised. She attended Federal Polytechnic, Oko. He also took care of her, sending her money frequently.
The groom expressed shock at her sudden change of heart, as all seemed to be well prior to the wedding day.
He had already paid the bride price, and given her parents N160,000 to prepare for the wedding.
“If she had informed me, I would not have made arrangements. We had already cooked food and bought drinks for the wedding,” he said.
Her parents have agreed to pay him back all the money, stating that they couldn’t force her to get married.