A moment of joy turned out to be the opposite over the weekend in Ogbomoso, Oyo state as as a bride-to-be reportedly slumpednd died a day her wedding ceremony should have been held.
According to reports, the deceased – identified as Rebecca Oyedotun had with her husband-to-be, Abiodun Oluwadamilare, and families fixed Saturday, August 19 as their wedding day.
By Thursday, August 17, preparations were in top gear; the groom, an Abeokuta, Ogun state native, had with his family and friends arrived Ogbomoso. The late Rebecca had been in Ogbomoso since Monday.
“Everything was set by Friday, the cows had been slaughtered and the meat fried, every necessary preparation was made, there were a lot of people coming and going to rejoice with us, the groom and his people had come from Abeokuta,” a sister-in-law of the deceased said.
“We had bought ewedu to be used, ingredients had been ground, and in the morning of Saturday, amala (yam flour paste) was made, rice was ready, the venues were set, but the ceremony never held as the bride was never available,” the sister-in-law lamented.