The bridegroom identified as Chukwuemeka Onwuka, reportedly slumped during his reception at Amasiri in the Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State and later died in hospital.
Onwuka was getting married to one Miss Onyinyechi Amadi Ugbor of the Ihie village in the Amasiri community. He was an ophthalmologist, who hailed from Item in the Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.
According to Punchng, an eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity said that the bridegroom had first danced with well-wishers and family members at the reception venue and that after the first dance, the master of ceremonies announced that a missing wristwatch had been found and called on the owner to come for it.
, “Nobody came out to collect the wristwatch. So, the second round of dancing was announced and as the bridegroom approached the dance floor, he fell down and started foaming in the mouth.
“He was carried outside and was being fanned by people, but there was no sign of recovery. It was at that point that it was suggested that he should be taken to hospital.”
Onwuka was later taken to a nearby hospital, where the doctor on duty referred him to the Mater Hospital, Afikpo.
Reports state that the bridegroom died before getting to the hospital.
“Yes, he was seen on Thursday very healthy. This incident happened on Saturday at the Amasiri Central School. So, I can tell you that it is either the bridegroom or the bride disappointed someone and the person saw the wedding as an opportunity to avenge,” a close family had said.
Chief Security Officer in the area, Mr Godwin Orji, confirmed the incident saying that Onwuka’s death was a shock to the entire community
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