The wedding ceremony between one Solomon Ngukpam Uto from Benue state and Charity Kpanyar Akuji, was reportedly cancelled after his babymama identified as Mnena Iwambe, stormed the church claiming to be his original wife.
It was gathered that about 20 minutes before the commencement of the solemnization at NKST Ifan, Makurdi, on Saturday, April 17, the woman in question stormed the venue claiming to be the lawfully wedded wife of the groom and that the other woman is an intruder. The church had no choice than to cancel the wedding for further investigation.
According to a report by Queen-Eva Doosh, the groom had impregnated both his intending bride, Charity, and Mnenna same period in 2005. The two women gave birth a month apart with Mnena bearing him a son in October, 2005 while Charity, the bride, gave birth to a baby girl in November same year.
“It was reported that the groom, Mr Solomon Uto deliberately refused to cater for Mnenna and their son, but took the responsibilities of his daughter and her mother, Charity, and decided to wed Charity on the ground that they are from same Konshisha local government. This excuse results in dumping Mnena and her son to their floundering fate,” Queen-Eva Doosh reported.
When Mnena heard her baby father was about to wed his other babymama, Charity, she consulted the NKST Church, explained the situation to them and a letter was sent from NKST High Level, Makurdi to NKST IFAN ordering the church to cancel the wedding.
However, the groom reportedly convinced the elders of the church and the wedding was allowed to hold.
While the procession was ongoing, Nnenna and some boys allegedly invaded the church venue and forcefully stopped the wedding,
It was gathered that a secret reception was later held, however, it is not clear if the union was blessed in church.
Despite the unfortunate incident, Mr Solomon Uto on Sunday, April 18, shared a photo from the thanksgiving mass held at the church.
“My humble self and family at NKST church Ifan for thanksgiving mass. My God, I give you all the glory.” he wrote.
The post was awashed with encouraging words, prayers and support from friends over the incident.
“The kingdom of darkness is defeated. Stand firm and rejoice in the Lord.” one Kennedy Ukeyisa wrote.
Princess Sarah Yongu: “You are indeed a strong man. I admire your courage”
Desmond Sunday: “Take heart bro. God is in control. Happy family. All I wish is long life and prosperity to your family.”
Udugh Godwin Aondohemba: “The God that you worship cannot disappoint you in Jesus name. Keep it up.”
“Derek Yuwa: “The Lord is your strength. Look up to him and he will direst you on what to do”
Gabriel Songu: “You have done the needful. For God says in every situation we should give thanks to him”