A bridegroom, Chukwuemeka Onwuka, reportedly slumped during a wedding reception at Amasiri, Afikpo in Ebonyi State and later died.
Punch Metro reports that the tragic incident happened on Saturday after the bridegroom approached the dance floor for the second time with his new wife, Onyinyechi Amadi Ugbor.
An eyewitness, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the daily that the bridegroom had first danced with some set of people.
“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 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,” the source added.
“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.