Imagine you went for a loan to wed the woman of your heart, and three days after the ceremony, the woman disappeared! And after pain-staking efforts to find her, she is actually found, nine months pregnant for another man.
How would you feel and what would you do?. What would you also do if you realised she had had a blood covenant with her new man?
Well, that is the story of a chainsaw operator, who found himself in that dilemma, and is now demanding his the dowry.
The incident took place at Nyinahini Sreso Timpom, near Nkawie, in the Atwima Mponua District of the Ashanti Region.
According to the chainsaw operator, Owusu Ansah, he lived with Patience Konadu, 23, for two years, before performing the wedding ceremony in 2013.
He said her woman did not show any sign that she had another man in her life.
Narrating his ordeal to Fox FM’s ‘Nya Asem Hwe’ panelists and The Spectator, he said their wedding was held in the house on July 21,2013 at Nyinahini Sreso Timpom with the woman’s uncle, Nana Frimpong Manso III, Chief of the town, among the personalities present.
The wedding, Ansah said, cost him GH¢1,300.00 which was a loan he, took and now has to pay an interest of GH¢6,000 on.
Three days after the wedding, he said he returned from work in the evening only to find that Konadu had run away.
“I quickly informed her mother, Mame Diaba, who assured me that her daughter would surely come back,” he said, adding “her mother did not tell me where exactly her daughter had gone”.
Barely a month later, Mame Diaba called to inform him that Konadu had returned.
Ansah then rushed to their house and “lo and behold, my wife was there, but she was heavily pregnant for another man.” Her mother told me to exercise restraint because she had been told that her daughter had entreated into a blood covenant with another man.
He said since the issue came up, Konadu’s mother and her other family members have been tossing him particularly when he told them that he was no more interested in the marriage, and wanted his dowry, but Konadu’s family had refused to discuss the dissolution of the marriage and how his dowry would be refunded to him.
Feeling cheated, the chainsaw operator took the matter to Fox FMs ‘Nya Asem Hwe” programme to be helped to recover his money for the wedding which had appreciated from GH¢1, 300.00 to GH¢6,000.
All efforts by The Spectator to contact Konadu, her mother and uncle proved futile.
From Kingsley E. Hope, Kumasi