Groom Slumps, Dies At Reception

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Chukwuemeka Onwuka, slumped at the reception venue of his wedding and later died in the hospital.

According to the report, the deceased was getting married to the bride (name withheld by us) of Ihie village in the Amasiri community.

Onwuka was an ophthalmologist, who hailed from Item in the Bende Local Government Area of Abia State.

An eyewitness, who doesn’t want his name on print, disclosed that the bridegroom had first danced with well-wishers and family members at the reception venue.

The source stated further that after, the tragedy struck after the master of ceremonies announced that a missing wristwatch had been found and called on the owner to come for it.

The source said, “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 with local fan 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.”

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It was learned that he was rushed to the hospital, where the doctor on duty referred him to Mater Hospital, Afikpo.

“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 source said.

Contacted, police in Ebonyi said such matter was not reported to them.

But the Ebonyi State Neighbourhood Security Watch confirmed the incident.

Chief Security Officer in the area, who gave his name as Mr. Godwin Orji said that Onwuka’s death was a shock to the entire family and prayed for his eternal rest

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