Blessing Okagbare's Honeymoon Disrupted By American Embassy
Nigeria's fastest woman, Blessing Okagbare, who tied the knot with heart-throb, Igho Otegheri on November 8, 2014, has been denied honeymoon period with her husband by the American embassy.
It was gathered that the American embassy refused her husband, an application to join his wife in the United States where she is training for next year's Beijing IAAF World Championships
Igho was denied visa clearance for undisclosed reasons, even after the wife had tendered every necessary document.
Blessing said, ”I feel so bad that America Embassy would turn down the visa request by my husband to travel with me to Los Angeles.
“I have resumed training for the season and I have to go back to my (Los Angeles) base with my husband so that I can concentrate.
”I have sent copies of my documents, including my resident permit in Los Angeles to them so as to facilitate my husband's traveling with me to the States, but they refused.
”Help me appeal to them to grant him visa because it won't be easy for me to shuttle between Nigeria and the states every time. I have to concentrate on my training and the only way to do so is to have my husband with me in the states. I have been so sad since my husband returned from Abuja with this bad news. They have to do something about it," she pleaded.