A day supposed to be full of joy has turned into mourning as the groom, Mr Samuel Yarling, of Lamingo, Jos, has died on his wedding day, leaving his girlfriend and both families devastated.
The wedding which was slated for March 21, at the ECWA Church Seminary, had sent two families into mourning after the sudden death of the groom.
Late Yarling was set to marry his heartthrob, Miss Helen Weze, a nurse, who according to the family is currently on admission at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital (BHUT) as a result of the shock she received after she learnt about the death of her would be husband.
According to a family member who spoke to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the late Yarling was full of life before his untimely death.
The relative revealed that both himself and the late groom had gone to pick his wedding suit at his sister’s house at about 12 am and while there he fell on the ground and had a slight bruise on his head.
The bruise was treated at a nearby patent medicine store and they left for their guest house afterwards, where they could pass the night.
Explaining further, the source said after about an hour of their arrival at the guest house, the late Yarling began to vomit uncontrollably and this made him call for help. He was rushed to Bingham University Teaching Hospital for treatment but was confirmed dead on arrival.
He described his death as shocking and painful because late Yarling kept telling him he was fine until everything took a different turn and he died in his arms.
When NAN contacted the police, its PRO, ASP Uba Agaba, said that the death had not been reported but they would investigate the matter. (NAN)