A man identified as Mr Martin Nwosu reportedly ran way as his wife was at the verge of delivering a set of twins in Abuja recently. The whole scenario started when the man reportedly told the wife to abort the pregnancy, saying that he did not want to have more babies, but the woman, Mrs Gloria Johnson, refused to abort the pregnancy.
Mrs Johnson told Saturday Tribune that months into her pregnancy, Nwosu packed out of the house owing to his inability to live up to his financial responsibility, including failure to pay his rent.
According to her:
When I became pregnant, I told him, he was happy but a month after that, he changed. He used to give me N1,000, but he cut it down to N500, and I have a son for him already. Anytime I complained to him that the money was small, he would tell me that there was no work.
“In the long run, he stopped coming back to the house after work, and whenever I asked him why he didn’t come back to the house, he would tell me that he had no transport money. We are owing the landlord, my husband said I should bring money, I told him that I didn’t have money because I fried akara and yam, he would become angry and said that I would get tired of the house, then he packed all his property and left the house.”
Johnson, who hails from Abak Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State, further said that when she was in labour, friends and neighbours of her husband tried getting across to him by phone to come and take her to the hospital, but that he refused to come, until one of the neighbours took her to Asokoro General Hospital, Abuja.
She said that Asokoro General Hospital refused to take her in because she didn’t register with them, and that she was taken to another private hospital where she was also rejected. When I was in labour, people called him on phone to come and pick me, he refused, so our neighbours took me to Asokoro Hospital but I was not registered with them and they refused to accept me. Then they took me to another private hospital, where they rejected me again and we went to another hospital where I delivered.
“Throughout that period, I was calling my husband’s number but he switched off his phone. I delivered the twins by Cesarean Session (CS) and I lost a lot blood. I can’t feed them and I can’t pay the N150, 000 hospital bill,” she added. Saturday Tribune gathered that a National Youth Service Corps member, identified as Onuoha Adenike signed an undertaken to take the woman out of the hospital to raise her hospital bill.