The Church of Christ in the VP Road community, Old Road was a dramatic scene Saturday, November 19, 2011 when a wedding ceremony was disrupted by the groom fiancée and children.
According to reports, both the groom identified as Brown and the bride Famata (full identities withheld) were about to go to the altar to exchange the marital vow after many months of dating when Mr. Brown’s girlfriend and his three children along with other aggrieved relative stormed the Church to put a hold on the ceremony.
Eyewitnesses say the aggrieved friends of the girlfriend were heard chanting, ‘it will not hold; Brown it will not hold,’ at the same time throwing stones over the Church building.
Brown, who is believed to be in his 50s, is reported to have left his girlfriend or fiancée and the three children at the house and felt in love with Famata. According to the story, Famata and Brown had stay together for over three years, loving and dating simultaneously. The embattled groom is said to be a chief generator operator at the St. Joseph’s Catholic Hospital Compound in Congo Town.
A family source hinted this paper that Brown told his fiancé that his office had found him a room in the Catholic Compound to enable him execute his job smoothly, leaving his three children and fiancée in the Matadi Community of Sinkor.
As the fiancée and children were under the impression that Brown was relocated because of his job, he started renting an apartment for himself and Famata to live and at the same time prepare for their wedding.
Our source further narrated, days before the wedding, Brown told his fiancé and children that his office was sending him out of Monrovia for a function on Saturday November 19, 2011, the same day of the wedding with Famata, apparently to allow him to have a focus on the event without visiting his home.
Our source also explained that Brown had additional room that his fiancée and children knew about apart from the new apartment.
Famata, believed to be in her early 30s, was said to be desperate for the wedding, after all of the arrangements with her pastor from the Church of Christ on VP Road, she never had time to know who Brown really was. The embattled couple went through counseling process at the Church, which finally qualified them to become husband and wife with the wedding planned for Saturday.
But hell broke loose when the fiancée was phoned that her Brown was marrying another girl. Upon receiving the message, according to the story, the fiancé wasted no time but marched to the Church along with her three children and other aggrieved family members.
The aggrieved women disrupted the wedding because Brown is said to have broken her home in 1980 when he allegedly caused her ex-boyfriend to abandon her.
It was further reported that Brown before proposing to Famata wanted to marry her fiancé of three children, but her father objected to the marriage because Brown broke his daughter’s first home.