38-year-old bride- groom, Mr. Nze- kwe Chukwuemeka Barthlomew, from Amekwulu village, Ezinifite in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State yesterday, died in an accident on his way to Church for his wedding ceremony.
The late Bartholomew, a vulcanizer at Oye Uga Junction in the same Local Government Area was being conveyed on a high capacity motorcycle around 9:30am by his Best Man, one Okwudili for his (Barthlomew’s) wedding from Uga to the church in Ekwuluobia where the bride was already waiting for him.
Half way to Ekwuluobia, an eyewitness said, the two friends ran into a stationary Camry car and the driver of the car suddenly opened the door oblivious of the motorcycle coming behind reportedly on a high speed.
The groom was said to have died on the spot while his Best Man sustained minor injuries. The police were said to have deposited his corpse at a morgue while the Best Man was rushed to a hospital for treatment.
Efforts to speak with the relative of the deceased including the bride proved abortive. The source told Sunday Sun that the door hit hard on the bridegroom who landed on the tarred road hitting his head against the hard surface.