A mild drama followed on Saturday after a Mr. Rufus Aplang left his guests and worshipers in shock as he walked out of the church during his wedding and left his supposed bride, Judith, in Plateau State.
Aplang fled the Ministry of Glory of God, Jos, the wedding venue, when it was time to make a wedding vow on Saturday.
According to NAN, his actions have thrown family members, friends, colleagues and associates into wild confusion.
Aplang was said to have said before leaving the church that he had planned to dishonor his supposed bride on their wedding day 10 years ago.
An eyewitness, Miss Julian Dogo, told the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Jos on Sunday that the fleeing groom gave the pastor a shocking answer while he was taking his marriage vows.
“The pastor asked Aplang on the altar, do you take Judith as your wife for the worse? Then he answered with a No. “The pastor asked him the same question, and he answered,’ Pastor, I heard you clearly, and I understand English very well, and my answer is still No.'” Then the pastor said to him, but you’re well dressed and ready for this wedding, and he said,’ I’m sorry, I made up my mind 10 years ago to shame her on our wedding day.’
He attributed the behavior of his friend to some kind of diabolism, adding that the action was not ordinary.
“Aplang is my childhood friend, Judith has also been a friend and a sister, and he’s been dating her for over 12 years.
“I was in the church to serve as the best man, and also as an accomplished man to witness their wedding, but I was shocked and deeply disappointed by what happened in the church today,” he said.
“This is not ordinary; Aplang will always trust me in any matter, if he had a plan to go out to the altar that he would have told me.” What happened today is unimaginable, I came out of the church crying profusely, “he added.