Would-be husband, John Abugu, has been reported dead less than two hours to his wedding, as he was knocked down by a vehicle while trying to pick up his wedding suit at the shop of a dry cleaner.
This unfortunate incident has thrown members of the Ikyangedu community in Nasarawa state into mourning.
It was reported that the bride-to-be, Rosemary Hudu, an entrepreneur, has been in a state of shock following the death of her Abugu.
Expressing her pains, Rosemary stated that she would have wished to die along with the groom.
“I prefer to die too so that we will be buried together, I can’t believe my husband is gone in such an embarrassing manner, just two hours to our wedding. I can’t say anything, but wherever he is, I will be there with him.” She said.
A friend of the late groom, Julius, who was with the deceased when the accident occurred narrated how the tragic incident took place.
Julius said: “I can’t really explain how the whole event turned out that way. John (Abugu) was full of life and we were together going up and down to see that the arrangement was in order.
“He was so happy that he was going to get married the next day. He was busy the previous day receiving his friends who were coming from long distances.
“We went to see the drycleaner the previous day, but because there was no light, he could not iron the suit. But he assured that once there was light in the night, he would do it for us to pick it up early in the morning the next day, and that was what we did.
“When he wanted to go to the dry cleaner, I insisted that I would ride the motorcycle but he said I shouldn’t worry, that he would ride.
“He was actually telling me about one of his friends whom he was expecting that morning to use his car to convey them to the church for the wedding and after the wedding.
“Due to the excitement in him, he didn’t look at both sides of the road before entering the highway where the Hilux hit the two of us.
“We both sustained injuries but he was more affected, and we were rushed to the hospital immediately.
“Even at the hospital, we were being treated together. But a few minutes later, his situation worsened as he was bleeding from his ears, eyes and nose, and he suddenly died.”
Guests were already seated in the Baptist Church in the community on Saturday, April 10, before Abugu’s death forced the pastor to call off the wedding immediately.