The incident allegedly happened on the 26th of June 2016, during the wedding of Nkechi and her husband, Emeka Ofor, at the premises of the Umuahia North Local Government Headquarters, Abia State.
A minor disagreement between families and friends of the couple ensued when the bride alleged that her village people were not being served enough foods and drinks despite the fact that she contributed the lion share of the wedding expenses.
As the man in charge of drinks was trying to give explanations and urging Nkechi to keep it cool, it led to a hot argument between them and Nkechi, fully dressed in her wedding atire, picked up bottles and started throwing them at the man.
Emeka was said to have later come out to calm Nkechi, but she allegedly threatened to stab him and herself, if she’s not allowed to have her way. The groom’s family later stormed the scene, angrily throwing bottles and chairs, leading to a free for all fight between the two families.
In the course of the chaos, Chisom, Emeka’s younger brother, mistook a guest, Chinwendu Ibiam, for Nkechi’s younger brother, and allegedly stabbed him at the back of the neck and he fainted immediately. He was later rushed to a hospital and was abandoned there. Efforts by the police to arrest Chisom, have proved abortive.