An elderly woman was yesterday, reportedly rushed to a nearby health center in a Lexus jeep designed with colorful ribbons after her daughter’s husband failed to show up at wedding ceremony in a family compound in the Abule-Egba axis of Lagos State.
According to her family members, her daughter’s marriage was scheduled for 10am that morning as all celebrations proceeded gradually while awaiting the groom’s arrival. The bride already fully dressed and made up was with her friends in her bedroom waiting to escort her out when the time came.
The bride reportedly kept calling her fiance to find out the cause of the delay, according to her he went to pick up souvenirs from the printer who delayed him but was heading down to the occasion and was in a bit of traffic.
At about 4 pm wailing eroded from the inner quarters of the home as the news quickly spread like wildfire that the bride had received a text from the groom saying he was tied up and couldn’t make it, then switched off his phone. The music band playing stopped at once as confusion consumed the compound.
The bride’s mother crying and wailing profusely saying how she had spent all her savings to pay for the wedding ceremony including the groom’s complete attire and shoes. They were to visit the marriage registry the following day. Due to the groom’s poor financial status everything had been paid for by the bride’s mother. The mother who collapsed later regained consciousness and some patients could hear her yelling from the hospital ward.
On interrogation later she said the couple had insisted on having the introduction and traditional marriage on the same day to save expenses. The man has visited her home severally with his family and friends but she only communicated with his parents on phone and they were to meet on the said day.