A husband-and-wife to be were left publicly disgraced and shamed as a groom was arrested on the altar while exchanging marriage vows.
Aaron Ackah aka Damoah
It was drama and disgrace as a groom was taken away by the police while exchanging marriage vows at the Aldersgate Methodist Church at Anaji in the Sekondi/Takoradi metropolis of Ghana on Saturday.
The bride, identified only as Becky, collapsed out of shock, while her beloved, Aaron Ackah, aka Damoah, in a three-piece black and grey suit and a purple necktie to match, was whisked away by the police. The policemen arrested the bridegroom on suspicion of robbery.
According to an eyewitness, the applause was loud after the couple had exchanged vows and the rings were ready to be slipped on their fingers, but before the ritual could be completed, the police went in to turn the wedding upside down, DailyGraphic reports.
The church members, who, for a moment thought they were watching one of Ghana's Kumawood movies, fled for their lives after the police had picked the groom,
Revealing more details, Prestea-Huni Valley District Crime Officer, ASP Emmanuel Nwinsori revealed that Ackah and two others allegedly attacked a Chinese worker with machetes and robbed him of GH¢18,000 at Aniamote, a village near Bogoso, on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.
One of the two accomplices has been identified only as Oppong, while the other has been named as Kwame Anu. Both are at large.
Ackah, he said, was easily identified by the victim and was traced to Takoradi, where he was set to marry his girlfriend last Saturday.
According to the police, the groom arrived at the venue for the wedding very early and later cheerfully joined the bride as they mounted the altar for the marriage to be consecrated.
All the vows were exchanged, amid cheers from the congregation, but when Ackah was about to place the ring on the bride's finger, the police entered the church and arrested him. The marriage was cancelled.