Major news sites and gossip blogs have shared details of the rather strange incident. According to sources and confirmation by The African Exponent correspondent, the couple were set to wed on June 9 and held their traditional wedding on June 8.
The church wedding was scheduled to take place at the Deeper Life Church in Bayelsa, South Nigeria. It was alleged that the pastor suspended the wedding because the couple were caught eating from the same plate. A witness who was at the event named Oladele wrote on twitter, "A Nigerian couple-to-be have had their wedding allegedly cancelled by their pastor for eating from the same plate a week to their wedding day."
During the course of the traditional wedding, they got a text saying that their wedding set to hold the next day had been suspended. Further more, the couple were placed on 'discipline' by the pastor. The incident is said to have occurred at Depper Life Church in Bayelsa and the all arrangements made by the couple for the wedding day got wasted.
Oladele alleged that the bride has lost her cool and is now being attended to by a psychiatrist. It was also said that the couple's parents visited the pastor and pleaded that the wedding should be held but he refused on the basis that the couple ate from the same plate before they were joined in holy matrimony and for that reason have to be punished.
Many believe this is simply religion taken too far. Many have reacted to the incident on social media saying, "at least, men are not God", others adviced the couple to go to the registry and consummate their union, saying church wedding is over-bloated. Deeper Christian Life Ministry is founded by Pastor W.F. Kumuyi and is known for its strict doctrines.
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