In GIST by stephen abiodun on the 13th, September, 2018

Man to Marry His Dead Wife After He Impregnated Her Without Paying Bride Price

A Nigerian man who hail from owerri identified as Emenike has gotten himself in trouble after he impregnated a lady simply known as Emerie without paying her bride price.

According to reports have it that Emenike got Emerie pregnant, and she died during child birth as a result of birth complication. The baby was saved.

The shocking incident which occurred at FESTAC town area of Lagos, which was also where they resided before the occurrence, has spread like wildfire.

It was garthered that the lovers met in Lagos and lived together, but Emerie was said to own some properties. The young man was from Ngor Okpala while the deceased hailed from Owerri town, all in Imo State.

We gathered that when Emerie was still alive, she had advised Emenike to go to her family and formalise their relationship since they were living together.

He promised to go and pay her bride price but never did. He continued to postpone the date till he got her pregnant, and nothing was done.

It was learnt that they had agreed that since she was pregnant, everything will be done after the deceased must have put to bed, as it was not proper to marry a pregnant woman according to their culture and tradition.

Sadly, the plan did not work out as Emerie had complications and died while she was to be delivered of the baby, and her corpse was deposited at an undisclosed mortuary.

Being confused on how to bury her, Emenike went to her family to inform them about what happened. They told him that he cannot bury her as his wife. Emenike’s family members blamed him also and later went to the deceased family to plead on his behalf.

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They implored them that since the baby was alive, they should consider Emenike, and accept him as their in-law and then other rites can be performed.

Reports say both families have agreed that Emenike will have to properly marry the late Emerie according to their culture before he will be allowed to bury her and also inherit her properties and he accepted their condition.

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