Blessing Okagbare and her husband have had their honeymoon plans ruined a denied entry into the United States, the VanguardNGR reports.
The couple who just got married a couple of weeks ago, had planned to travel to Los Angeles where Blessing is based but her husband, Igho Otegheri was denied a visa. As with such cases there is no obligation from the embassy to give an specific explanation as to why the visa was denied.
Blessing had this to say about the whole incident (via VanguardNGR):
“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 base (Los Angeles) 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”
Okagbare currently trains with American coach, John Smith in LA.