A final student of Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State, dumps groom, Ekene Uzoigwe, a business man based in Abakiliki, Ebonyi State, on her wedding day and called off the wedding already arranged by the two families. The wedding was to
take place last Saturday.
Guests invited to witness the ceremony at St Patrick Catholic Church, Umuchu, Anambra State, were shocked when Ifunanya Igwebuike refused to show up to tie the knot. After several hours of waiting, she sent a message to the Parish Priest, Rev. Father Lawrence Maduagwu, that she was no longer interested and asked him to cancel the wedding.
She alleged that she could not go ahead with the marriage because she was a graduate unlike Uzoigwe whom she claimed was a school drop-out. Narrating what happened, Uzoigwe said he proposed to Ifunanya for marriage and she agreed on condition that he would send her to school, which he agreed.
He financed her through school and they agreed to wed during her final year. He said he had paid her bride price and she was part of the whole wedding plan and he even gave her parents N160k to prepare for the wedding, besides other arrangements and expenses incurred on the wedding and reception.
“If she had informed me, I would not have made arrangements. We had already cooked food and bought drinks for the wedding,” he said. He said when he contacted her parents, they said they would not force her and asked him to come and take back the money he gave them to prepare for the wedding.
Uzoigwe said he was still shocked about what happened because he did not quarrel with Ifunanya before the fateful day. He said he also made sure she was comfortable by making money available to her while in school….. Guests were pictured wt hands on their heads shouting “na end time things b ds o”……