Paul Egbezokhai Kadiri, a deaf and dumb groom, whose bride suffers from cerebral palsy, has said he rejected marriage offers from ‘able-bodied women’ because it was love at first sight with his bride, Grace Olufunke Omooba.
The wedding ceremony between Paul and Grace took place at Jesus Kids, Home for Special People with Disabilities, an orphanage, over the weekend, in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Their story became more interesting as the bridegroom, Paul, 52, was said to have turned down the proposals of some able-bodied admirers (women) at different times, who wanted to have him as husband.
According to information, Kadiri reportedly said he would prefer to live the rest of his life with a physically-challenged person like him. He said it was love at first sight, when he saw 43-year-old light-complexioned Grace Olufunke Omooba.
Omooba had been under the care of the President of the Home, Mrs Ololade Adamole-kun, for the past 10 years. Kadiri resides and works in Modakeke, Osun State, while his wife who suffers from cerebral palsy, lived in Ibadan before the marriage.
The groom’s mother expressed her willingness to stay with the couple to assist where their disabilities hinder them to do some household chores. According to her, “I am happy to witness this day that I have been praying to see. Finally, the day has come and I am very grateful to God who has made it possible."