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Anambra Bride Dumps Groom on Wedding Day After He Paid Her School Fees



Dumped Groom

Ekene Uzoigwe

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.


  1. Hurperyearmie

    January 8, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Chai!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the babe for fear God na!!! hmmmmm life is a seed sha

    • D Main Man

      January 8, 2015 at 12:53 pm

      Most girls will remain unmarried as this is what is prevalent in the world today.
      The world(Nigeria) would be a better place if girls/ladies/women will just have a change of heart and stop being stupid, most of the ladies get to where the are from ripping off a man and on to the next bigman and and on to the next bigger man…till a point the start looking for the next big man to marry they wont see….please someone should seriously tell me what sandra okague and anna banner are doing with one man flavour,.. why 3 ladies had to allow 2face on them, can someone tell me what oge okoye and nkiru sylvanus…and the list goes on…

      KARMA IS B**CH, when you go ahead and leave the person who made sure you are educated and on to the next guy…surely she will never find peace.

    • Di

      January 8, 2015 at 2:48 pm

      Are you the guys in this post? You sound bitter? hehehe

    • arikeagbe

      January 8, 2015 at 3:57 pm

      A lot of men do the same thing. They date multiple women and drop them as they lose interest. So it’s not a problem with women….it’s a problem with people.

    • Curious

      January 8, 2015 at 7:53 pm

      ….And men don’t do the same abi? My friend go and sit down somewhere jor! You are now pained because the shoe is on the other foot. Men are just as terrible, so what is good for the goose, dey sweet gander too you hear. Do you know how many hearts a good number of men break before they finally decide to settle down? And oftentimes, they break up with these women for no major reason just because you know they are “God’s gifts” to women and what not (insert ever so sarcastic face), so they have to keep searching till they find a combination of Angelina Jolie/Beyonce/Mama Ibeji the yam seller/Ekaette/Michelle Obama/Ngozi Okonjo Iweala….Jokers!

      Abeg aunty no wan marry, she no wan marry, so au revoir!

    • kole

      January 9, 2015 at 12:09 am

      But some guys deserve to be ripped off. They only go after women they can fund and get pissed when the woman treats them like the maga they are. Do you know how many well accomplished women out there who can hold their own can’t find husbands because men can’t handle the women’s success? Some men want women they can use their money to control. And that’s why stories like theses have been, still are and will always be.

    • slice

      January 8, 2015 at 2:51 pm

      But its not by force to marry. He tried but she still has free will

  2. BN lover

    January 8, 2015 at 11:13 am

    Hahahhahha….what will I not read??? this na proper 9ja film. That guy has been duped….lol,oya call police…..btw bella naija add smiley face or emoji,now I wouldn’t have said a word, my emojis wud ve done d talking.

  3. Angela Joseph Omoigho

    January 8, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Hmmmmmm, what goes around, comes around, the groom should pls take care of himself, she must surely pay for that public disgraced,

  4. cynthia

    January 8, 2015 at 11:28 am

    its a different life after leaving the four walls of a tertiary institution. you are faced with job hunt, trying to settle down in marriage, making a living and all that…… ain’t easy. if you neglect a man that stood by you to improve your life, it will definitely catch up with you. More so, everyone feels you need formal education to make it in life and be happy. while its an added advantage, its not a prerequisite for success, wealth and happiness.

    • Gee

      January 8, 2015 at 6:35 pm

      Gham! I said it before college degree does not secure jobs and lead to success.

  5. KARMA

    January 8, 2015 at 11:36 am


    • benny

      January 8, 2015 at 2:25 pm


  6. Jo!

    January 8, 2015 at 11:36 am

    Anambra babes!!! I hail o

  7. stephy

    January 8, 2015 at 11:39 am

    This girl is heartless o,choiiiii,God help her if na me,she no go marry again

  8. Miss_Flygerian

    January 8, 2015 at 11:49 am

    No be say she go better school o, na Federal Poly, Oko. Choi! Uwa emebi sigo. Karma awaits the girl.

  9. bosma

    January 8, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Wish kin woman b she 2get mind

  10. Anne

    January 8, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Tomorrow now this guy’s business will boom and he will be a billionaire like Sunny Aku, and Igwebuike the runaway bride will swallow her words and regret her actions.
    Graduates from proper university have not gotten a job in this hard Nigeria, its now Oko poly grad that will land a great job. *i laugh in spanish*

  11. omoibo

    January 8, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Groom shouldn’t stress himself, she did him a favor and it’s her loss. I know he feels used but there’s a better girl out there for him, and to the bride she’s very much allowed to change her mind on who she wants to marry but didn’t she realize he was a dropout when they were dating and he was paying her tuition and supporting her & her family?
    Bride sounds to me like she used dude, but hey karma is waiting patiently sipping on that lipton tea waiting to pay her back like a mutha.

  12. Iyawo Oye

    January 8, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Funny thing, I have no problem with her deciding she couldn’t marry the man again given their different educational status. Life happens. We change, we grow and move up. You should marry for the future you want and not for your current situation. Don’t we all see how Dame embarrasses GEJ to no end. I don’t even have a problem with her breaking up with him, after he elevated her. It’s life. You help people and they decide they don’t need you anymore. Life goes on. What I find really sad is that she waited till the wedding day to let him know she couldn’t marry him because he was an illiterate. If she had her doubts, she should have stopped the whole wedding planning process earlier. She publicly embarrassed the young man, without any just cause. Karma is a bitch, She never forgets.

  13. Beamer

    January 8, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Actions are seeds and this seed might grow to produce fruits that our Oko Poly graduate will not like. She didn’t know he was a drop out when he was paying her school fees and taking care of her needs. Now that she thinks she doesn’t need him anymore, she dumped him.. Time will tell where tales end.

  14. Omotessy

    January 8, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    God will Surely punish her!! it not a curse.
    She will see someone who would marry her, impregnate her and wouldn’t take up her responsibilities… As for her parents, they fail to teach their Daughter, May they not find rest till they realize their mistakes… She wan go marry educated person ba wey go still dey look for job.. SMH

  15. Oluwaseun

    January 8, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    If the lady is asked, she will definitely have a cogent reason for abandoning her groom.

    Lesson to guys: You can’t buy love with money. Don’t think a girl will marry you because you adorn her with all the expensive things of life.

    Lesson to ladies: Don’t think a man will marry you if you tie him down with pregnancy.

    Each to his own….. Igbo kwenu!

  16. chizzy

    January 8, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    Na wah why she collect ring na,some pple re heartless

  17. chidinma

    January 8, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    na wa oo….. chai…… I Pity the guy sha!!

  18. mimiemw

    January 8, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I really wish I had some one like that man in my life. who would stood by me through thick and thin. Karma is really a BI*CH, it will catch up with her and she will never succeed in life. What goes around comes around

  19. Nk

    January 8, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Why did you go with the plan” from the scratch? Why not cancel immediately you discovered you are suddenly a *Harvard graduate*. ??????

    This is heartlessness at its peak oh. The guy had to go thru the whole 10 miles to be dumped.

    Watch out for Karma…

  20. oj

    January 8, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    eya! and girls are looking for husbands o.

    but on a serious note, what the girl did was soo wrong. I believe she just used the guy to further her education the same way guys use girls to further whatever. (Or it could be that she just didn’t feel the love anymore. shit happens as they say.) What she sowed she will reap. It’s events such as this that makes some men become users and another innocent girl suffers. Although there could be other reasons best known to the bride that if we got to hear of it, we might support her.

    Another thing (pls don’t take it the wrong way o, esp our Igbo people), has any one noticed that most Igbo men who didn’t go to sch but are into business always want to marry a lady who is a graduate? some would prefer to date a girl who is an undergraduate and marry her when she finishes her final exams. Some would even tell u that the girl must be reading or must have read medicine, pharmacy or nursing (and the men have not entered the four walls of a university).

    • jhennique

      January 8, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Ehen? is it bad to want beta thing?
      what is your point sef?

    • oj

      January 8, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      na question I ask o.

      I just wondered if it’s a status/ego thing for them. no offense o

      By the way, I have nothing against any man who didn’t pass thru the four walls of a university cos I know some uneducated men who are wonderful husbands and good providers and some so-called graduates that are married jerks.

    • biols

      January 8, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      ehen na they didnt go to school does not mean they don’t want an educated woman as a wife na question you ask sha

  21. JULIE

    January 8, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    why did she agree at the first place, this is why some men hurt women, (SAD)

  22. jhennique

    January 8, 2015 at 1:58 pm

    This is how people heap curses on their own heads. Haba!

  23. ednutey

    January 8, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    lmao…everyone is getting it all wrong here.the guy as an ibo guy is only concerned about the investment in “food and drinks” already made…not sure the whole stunt pained him that much…#okbye

  24. Bam Bam

    January 8, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    Eeyah! This is an example of ‘stories that touch’… The geh sef na proper scam and really the guy should have noticed the signs. She accepted the proposal based on the ‘condition’ that He would pay her fees. Hopefully He has learnt His lessons. Odiegwu!

  25. ike

    January 8, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Is Oko Polytechnic graduate a graduate really? A graduate is not only academic and a in practice and attitude. This girls chances of future marriage is less than 50% in my opinion.

  26. John

    January 8, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Romans1vs8 make God your friend, he will surely give you a better wife ,psalm68vs6

  27. Bihem

    January 8, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    This girl will never marry again reason,every other man believes that she is like that,the best profession for her is prostitution.

  28. clifford

    January 8, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    MY bross, I do not pity u and others like u still beliving that any girl that has entered the university will come out the same,one bit. We have folks, Nollywood, other fallen mugus ordeals like yous etc as our learning points. You should have started all these at year one or yr two. Sharper ones will even inpregnate them and tell stories. Onitsha people say “”ife onye cho ka ofuru”.”.. what you look for is what you see. You fished in shark infested water.. My people sad “”the snake seen does not bite”‘. a noticed snake does not bite because you have to be apprehensive of it.


      January 8, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      LOL! What are you talking about?

  29. Akunna

    January 8, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Anambra people both their guys And ladies are very wicked . heartless set of people.

    • Colour Purple

      January 8, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      How many Anambra people have you met, that you now feel you can open your mouth wide and generalize?

    • Ada Nnewi

      January 9, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Help me ask the ewu oh!

  30. Chidinma

    January 8, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    This is so sad. Love always wants to make an impact. Ask our fathers what it took them to train us in School.. The girl in question thought of only herself, it didn’t even cross her mind to advice the guy on Adult education or even urge me to go for private classes. Her little mind told her “An educated man is a good husband”.
    Meanwhile my message to the groom is this :” If the girl no love you because u no go school, God love you, go back school do parttime so you can continue with your business and very soon I go read for bellanajia say you don become Senator Ekene Uzoigwe . Nothing pass God! So Oga, everything dey happen for reason, that girl no be your wife, your own go come.”

  31. @edDREAMZ

    January 8, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    This is RIP……

  32. biols

    January 8, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    this is a lesson to both guys and ladies. Anyone who agrees to marry or even date you on a condition na scam OYO will be your case at the end of the day…..

  33. ATL's finest

    January 8, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    Chaiii this babe & her patents get mind too…I smell blood/Amadioha working oooo. Fine, don’t marry but at least, don’t let him spend more money after all the money he wasted on U while U were in School. God don’t like Ugly ooo.


    January 8, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    Smart Girl! why will anyone marry someone because the paid their tuition. Marriage is suppose to be a lifetime. You going to give someone your lifetime over school fees??? Only in Nigeria i suppose thats logical.

  35. Banjo

    January 8, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    The ex groom should take heart, but I am convince she must have dump you beyond your school drop-out factor.

  36. BlueEyed

    January 8, 2015 at 6:39 pm

    The day she starts asking God where it went wrong is not so far….

  37. frankteacher

    January 8, 2015 at 7:23 pm

    ife aa dikwa veli veli silious oh.
    SSDD, seen it so many years back…
    you know what “they” say; nothing new under the sun

  38. Baybeeto

    January 8, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    This one is one side of the story. For all you know the dude might have been controlling or egoistic. Anambra babes are really sharp and it’s possible she used the opportunity to help herself before bouncing. Tans

  39. Katherine

    January 9, 2015 at 1:01 am

    Heya, I feel for the babe but good thing she made up her mind quick enough. Not liking the decision on the wedding day itself though. It wouldn’t have been easy for her. I married an uneducated man who is actually cool and provides ok but not rich. I don’t love him and we have been married for 2 years. I am thinking of getting out as soon as I get a job. The poor guy has been asking me for a baby but I have delayed that completely bcos I am not proud of him not being educated and doing a menial job, so not sexy. We are in the US and after my masters degree which is part funded by my husband, I will leave. I agreed to marry him bcos he was so in love but there is nothing spectacular in the marriage. I’ll pay back his contributions if he insists.

  40. Okilikili

    January 9, 2015 at 1:54 am

    chai ihe nwanyi nka mere o diro nma mancha

    nna ndo. Mana how you fall mugu like this nau? Maka Y?

    Chai she chop you clean men. 2015 Maga still dey pay? Obara Jesu

  41. Curious

    January 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Nigerians and their useless fear of curses, repercussions and all things silly! All these una curses sef, e never reach time for una to wake up and realize that it’s all bullshit. I mean, since una don begin curse una politicians (and their generations), how far? Are these same politicians not still waxing strong as we speak? Are their offspring not the ones you ogle on this same bellanaija; wishing upon the stars to be like or get with any of them? Tapping into the same which you originally cursed. Palm wine tappers! Abeg make una park well. The man wanted to buy affection and it backfired. Big effing deal! He should learn his lesson and move on jare or better still ask for refund, finish!

  42. Splendid

    January 9, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    @ Akunna, May I know where you are from because your statement is uncalled for and how many Anambra persons have offended or wicked you,your statement is ridiculous. Anambra people are good people,you do not generalize statement because of one person or one issue. My dear, this type of things happen everywhere,it is only the one you hear that you know. It is only an illiterate person makes such statement. Am not supporting what the lady did but you saying that Anambra people both their guys and ladies are very wicked is not a good statement.

    In my opinion, the lady would have explained things to the man immediately after the proposal because marriage is a very long affair, it is not like holiday vacation that you leave whenever you are satisfied.

  43. nwanyi na aga aga

    January 9, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    This story is one sided so lets not be quick to judge. Some of these men that look for helpless people to pay their fees and marry them use it as an excuse to treat them harshly. There is a story of this babe whom a guy was paying her school fees then in Unizik, the guy was using her as a punching bag, each time she went to Onitsha to visit him, she came back with bruises, what happened eg a guy called with the phone the ‘fiance’ bought her, the fiance will beat her, she talks back in a way he perceives to be rude he will beat her, she refuses sex dat one na die, she kept complaining her mother told her to bear till she finishes her education, Babe finished school called the guy that she no do again and disappeared. Will anyone here allow their sister to marry under such conditions? We never hear wetin make Oko poly graduate to dump a man on her wedding day. Lets not be quick to judge if the girl comes with her own story na, we might not believe it

  44. naveah

    January 15, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    If he were my brother, I would advice him to SUE her and sue her GOOD! She broke an oral contract which stated that she would marry him IF he paid her tuition fees. He kept up his end of the bargain, she didn’t. Her parents were accepting the help from him but when it came time for their daughter to fulfill her end of the bargain, all of a sudden they can’t “force” her to marry this man? But they could force themselves to collect the money, abi?

    I would SUE the living daylights out of them, are you kidding?!! This is how people bring the wrath of God upon their heads in their youth then they walk around in the latter days of their lives seeking deliverance from one church to another. This is called STEALING.

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