A shocking incident has occurred at a wedding in Dubai. A couple has gotten a divorce fifteen minutes after they tied the knot. The groom had reportedly asked for the divorce after his bride’s father insulted him by demanding for the bride price at the wedding. The groom had agreed to pay a bride price of Dh100,000 (N9,814,000). It was gathered that the groom had agreed to paying half of the bride price Dh50,000 (4, 907,000) and pay the other half later. The groom kept up the end of the bargain but the bride’s father grew impatient and asked for the other half.
He felt insulted and embarrased by the series of demands and called off the marriage fifteen minutes after signing the contract. According to the lawyer who handled the case, the groom had stated that he was no longer interested in the lady. He said: “He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract.”
It was gathered that despite the fact that it was strange to divorce 15 minutes after marriage, the incident was not the first to occur in Dubai. In 2012, a groom had divorced his bride because the father demanded that she be allowed to work after marriage.