In Oyo State, Nigeria, a woman named Rebecca Oyedotun passed away after collapsing the night before her wedding.
The 28-year-old was supposed to go down the aisle on Saturday with her fiancé, Abiodun Oluwadamilare, but instead, she did it on Sunday in the hospital.
According to reports, Minna, a recent graduate of the Federal University of Technology (FUT), collapsed at 10:30 p.m. on Friday while celebrating her bridal shower with her pals.
According to the groom’s sister, “Everything was set by Friday, the cows had been slaughtered and the meat fried, every necessary preparation was made, there were a lot of people coming and going to rejoice with us, the groom and his people had come from Abeokuta.
“We had bought Ewedu to be used, ingredients had been ground, and in the morning of Saturday, amala (yam flour paste) was made, rice was ready, the venues were set, but the ceremony was never held as the bride was never available.”
Recounting the tragic incident, the deceased’s father, Evangelist Oyedotun said: “Everything was going on perfectly until about 10:30p.m. Friday when she with her friends were having the bridal shower ceremony and she reportedly slumped.
“We quickly took her to LAUTECH Teaching Hospital in Ogbomoso. After some time she was revived and she appeared stable and by dawn of Saturday, a nurse told us quoting a doctor that she would be briefly discharged to attend the ceremony to sign the marriage documents and be returned to continue the treatment.
“But then her condition deteriorated again and so she was confined to the bed. We even were required to take her to Bowen University Teaching Hospital for some tests which we promptly did.”
When he found out about her situation, her spouse passed out.
Until she gave up the ghost on Sunday morning, the bride’s condition did not get any better. Many guests who were unaware of the situation were informed that they had arrived at the church for the wedding “only to find the church empty.”