Bride Abandons Fiancé on Wedding Day Because He’s Not a Graduate

Funny but real… A storyline usually seen in
flicks has played out in the life of an Abakiliki-
businessman by the name Ekene Uzoigwe who
Saturday suffered a devastating embarrassment
as a final
year student of Federal Polytechnic Oko whom
he had been
bankrolling her education jilted him on their
wedding day.
According to Dailypost, invited guests who had
to witness
the ceremony at St Patrick Catholic Church,
Umuchu in
Aguata Local government, Anambra State were
not left out
of the shock when the bride whose name was
given as
Ifunanya Igwebuike refused to show up to tie
the knot.
They later learnt that she called off the wedding
arrangements for which had been concluded by
After keeping Uzoigwe and everyone else
waiting for
several hours at the church, she sent a message
to the
Parish Priest, Rev. Father Lawrence Maduagwu,
him that she was no longer interested and
requested him to
cancel the wedding.
Ifunanya based her decision not to get into the
marriage on
the ground that she was a graduate unlike
Uzoigwe whom
she alleged was a school drop-out. When this
revealed, there was uproar in the church as
guests started
trooping out of the church shuddering at what
The development left Rev. Maduagwu with no
option than
to inform the groom and the guests who were
seated at the church hall that the wedding had
The groom, while recounting his ordeal,
informed that he
proposed to Ifunanya for marriage and she
agreed on
condition that he would train her in a tertiary
which he agreed.
After she secured admission, Uzoigwe took up
responsibility of financing her education upon
agreement that they would wed during her final
He further disclosed that he had paid her bride
price with
her being part of the whole wedding plan. He
even gave her
parents N160,000 to prepare for the wedding,
aside other
arrangements and expenses incurred on the
wedding and
The groom insisted that she did not inform him
about her
decision to back out of the wedding until he got
to the
church only for the priest to announce to him
and his
guests about the cancellation of the wedding.
“If she had informed me, I would not have made
arrangements. We had already cooked food and
drinks for the wedding,” he said.
Uzoigwe, who noted that he contacted her
parents, said
they informed him that they cannot force her
asking him to
come and take back the money he gave them
to prepare for
the wedding.
The unfortunate groom disclosed that he was
still shocked
about what happened because he never had
any quarrel
with Ifunanya before the fateful day, adding
that he made
sure she was comfortable by making money
available to
her while in school.
He had met Ifunanya at their home town,
Umuchu, where
he professed his love for her subsequently
seeing her
through school.

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