By Simon Ateba/Washington DC
After planning their wedding for years, 32-year old Roseline and 41-year old Julius were already dressed up and looking good as the much awaited beautiful day was finally here. But very close to the venue of the wedding, and minutes before she was to say “I do”, the bride had a second thought after sighting her ex-boyfriend and she began to run away from the man she had agreed to marry.
Vanguard newspaper, which first reported the story, said the bride began to run away and when those who ran after her caught up with her, she said she was “no longer interested”. All pleas failed to convince her to reconsider her stand.
The never heard of incident in the little community occurred in the southern Nigerian state of Delta occurred on 29 October, 2016.
The newspaper said even pleas by the soon to be husband at the popular Orhunwhorhun Road in Delta state for the woman to reconsider her decision were to rejected.
A close female confidante of the woman, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Vanguard: “I believe she did what she did because she saw the previous man in her life at the reception. We heard that he had earlier promised to marry the bride, but he later travelled to Lagos and never showed up again.
“When the bride waited for a long time and he (former suitor) was nowhere to be found, she decided to marry another man, who was ready although she still loved her former suitor.
“So when her true love showed up at the reception without notice, the woman saw him and decided to call it quits with her husband to follow her heartthrob.”