A family in Niger State’s Gbako LGA has asked a suitor to return the old N1,000 and N500 notes he gave as bride price.
According to the Daily Trust, the suitor’s family gave an undisclosed sum to the woman’s family as bride price and money for other wedding expenses.
While wedding was not postponed, guardians of the girl stated that they are not yet ready to buy some things needed for the ceremony and that they did not have a bank account to deposit the money, hence their demand for the new notes. They added that they made the demand because of the CBN deadline of January 31.
A family member of the suitor said;
We took money to the family of the girl we want to marry. They called me on Sunday to come and take the old currency notes back pending when we have the new naira notes. They said they don’t have anywhere to change the old notes. So, I want to take it to the bank pending when we get the new notes.”