A wedding ceremony at Kingdom Witness Chapel in Awutu Breku in the Central region of Ghana ended abruptly when father of the bride stormed the church to demand payment of the bride price.
According to AdomNews, the father of the girl, Mohammed Ali claimed the young man had paid half of the GH₵1000 he demanded when the couple who have dated for years decided to marry.
The incident resulted in serious chaos when the man walked straight to the altar to drag his daughter away.
Mr. Ali also claimed the man promised to buy him a cloth but has failed to fulfill that too.
The bride price, also known as bride token, is an amount of money or property or wealth paid by the groom or his family to the parents of a woman upon the marriage of their daughter to the groom.
All efforts by pastor of the church, Salifu Tawiah and his elders proved futile as the livid man maintained he would allow the wedding to proceed only when his money has been paid. Until the bride price or dowry is paid, the man cannot take the woman away as his wife.
“Our brother made your daughter who she is so we don’t deserve this disgrace” the young ladies bemoaned.
However, the couple who are madly in love kept appealing to the pastors to bless their marriage.