It was a honeymoon that never was 48 hours after wedding, the couple were on their way to Abuja after their wedding in Kano, then, they were involved in accident that claimed the life the husband, Jamilu Abdulhamdi on the spot.
The couple Saratu Salisu and Jamilu Abdulhamdi who wedded on Sunday at Goron Dutse, Kano State, were heading for a lovely time outside Kano when they got involved in an accident along Rijana in Kaduna State on Tuesday.
While the groom died on the spot, the bride, who was in a state of coma, was rushed to Doka Hospital in Rijana, from where she was transferred to Barau Dikko Hospital, still in Kaduna State.
The couple whose journey ended when it was about to start
“We have been in trouble since the incident happened. Anytime Saratu woke up, she would ask of her husband. She could not believe anything we told her,” Abdulrazaq Salisu Abdul, the bride’s elder brother, who is also her guardian, told Daily Trust.
“Late Jamilu Abdulhamid was very close to my younger sister. He was so dear to our family. It’s very painful. Before the accident Saratu called my wife and told her they were in Kaduna from where they will move to Abuja.”
The honeymoon that never held
The couple’s intention was to have a brief honeymoon in Abuja, where they were to spend two days before heading to Benin City in Edo State where the deceased lived.
Abdulhamdi was a businessman in Edo.
According to a relative to the deceased, Abdulhamid’s remains were taken to Shagari Quarters in Kano, where a funeral prayer was conducted. He was later buried at Tarauni Graveyard earlier on Wednesday.