A man, Mr. Ikechuchukwu Michael has called off his marriage with a certain lady on their traditional marriage day after asked to pay the sum of Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N600,000) as bride price.
He changed his mind after presenting so many items for the marriage rite and was asked to pay another Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N600,000) as bride price.
Michael, a banker in one of the new generation banks in Abuja, who lives at Lugbe area of Abuja was to marry a lady from Owerri, the Imo state capital.
The in-law who insisted Michael pays N600k as a bride price claims their daughter is a graduate of University of Nigeria Nsukka and deserves a high bride price.
Michael who pleaded with the father in-law Mr. John Onwumerem to reduce the bride price to N50k was turned down for what the in-law described as a “chicken change”.
Chizoba Agu an aunt to the lady, who made all attempts to persuade the in-law to collect less bride price, was unsuccessful as the in-law said he cannot collect lesser price for a graduate.
In Imo state some people collect as much as N1 million for a bride price, I did well for asking you to pay N600k, the in-law told Michael.
Michael who shared his deal with WAR, said he is yet to recover from the shock and trauma, pointing out that he dated his woman for over seven years and was refused marrying her because of money.
The question here is their daughter a queen or are they starting business with all the item this brought for marriage.
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