Wedding cancelled as fire kills groom’s mother and injures others in Abia; Groom’s brother accused of using them for rituals
A man’s wedding day was ruined after members of his family were involved in a fiery accident on their way to his traditional wedding in Umuahia, Abia state, Nigeria.
Ezemoro John Ifeaghochukwu said fire broke out after the accident and it killed his mother, one other, and injured many others. This led to the cancellation of his traditional marriage.
But the tragedy didn’t end with the death of his family members. His family’s name is now being dragged through the mud as their kinsmen claim his elder brother is responsible for the deaths. They claim he used them as sacrifice to perform rituals. These accusations have served to increase the distress of the groom who just lost his dear ones on a day that was supposed to be his happiest.
The groom wrote on Facebook:
May 12 2018.
An unforgettable day in my life.
My supposed day of joy that suddenly turned into an unbearable sorrow.
A day of my traditional marriage which never take place anymore.
What a fire outbreak that took the life of my mothers and injured many on the way of my traditional marriage at umuahia.
Many things have been said, my families name dragged into mug.
My elder brother (SAMMYSOLO)has been accused of using those victims for rituals.
Pls friends and wellwishers,pray for me and my family to overcome this unthinkable evil.
We’re bereaved right now, may God Almighty grant the injured victims a quick recovery. Grant the deads eternal rest.