This special day for a bride and groom was reported to have erupted in drama after a former lover of the groom stormed the church, causing the bride to collapse. The incident reportedly occurred in Benin City, Edo State.
According to reports, the groom's lover was said to have walked into the church and proceeded to the altar where she grabbed the microphone from the pastor. The lady then accused the groom of dumping her for his bride.
It was said that the lady demanded that the wedding ceremony should be stopped immediately.
When the groom, identified as Dele, and his bride, Blessing, decided to tie the knot at the International Pentecostal Holiness Church, they could never have calculated the drama that would occur.
The ex-lover, whose name was not reported, had reportedly found out about Dele and Blessing's wedding on Facebook. The furious lady, who meant to disrupt the ceremony, came into the church with some hefty-looking men.
According to PMnews, witnesses revealed that the woman and the men came in an Audi car around 6:30am, and waited patiently for the wedding to begin at around 12pm.
It was said that she entered the church precisely at the time the officiating pastor asked who knew any reason why the couple should not be joined as husband and wife.
After grabbing the microphone, the lady was said to have narrated what happened between herself and the groom. She said he proposed to marry her in 2017, after dating for seven years.
She also claimed to have wedded Dele at the church where he worshipped. She added that their relationship did not produce a child. It was then that the bride collapsed in her seat and Dele broke down in tears.
Briefly.co.za gathered that some wedding guests accused the officiating pastor of not doing a proper background check on the couple before he decided to marry them, while others blamed the groom.
A church member also claimed that the groom was seen at the birthday celebration of his ex-lover a few weeks previously.
She said: "Dele attended her birthday a few weeks ago. It will surprise you to know that Dele was still going to see that girl at home. Why will you do such a thing when your wedding is around the corner?”
However, it was reported that the church directed the officiating pastor to wed the couple anyway two hours after the drama happened.
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