A NATIVE of Ubaraekwem, in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State, Sunday Odinaka, has abandoned his wife, Evelyn, after she was delivered of a set of triplets in a private hospital in Okpoko, in Ogbaru Local Government Area of the state.
A source said Sunday fled his residence in Obodoukwu Road, following his inability to meet the hospital bill of over N450,000.
According to the source, before the birth of the triplets – two boys and a girl, the couple had four kids. They were compelled to withdraw their children from school due to financial problems.
Narrating her ordeal in the hospital, Evelyn, a petty trader, said her husband, who had expected only a baby from the pregnancy, disappeared after telling the hospital management he was going to bring the money.
“Before I gave birth to the triplets, there was nothing in the house to eat. I sell sachet water and my husband has no job. Sometimes, he will do some menial jobs from which we eat. We have been living from hand to mouth until the arrival of the triplets and the trouble became worse.
My husband has been complaining about how to afford the hospital bill even before I gave birth, believing I will deliver just one baby. But on sighting three of them, coupled with the four kids that are not adequately fed, he abandoned us for two weeks now.
Worse still, he has no phone for us to call. I am sure the N450,000 bill he was asked to pay due to the complication I had was the major reason he abandoned us,” she said.
Evelyn also said she had raised N50, 000 from friends and well-wishers and appealed to the wife of the state governor and founder of Caring Family Enhancement Initiative (CAFÉ), Chief Mrs. Ebelechukwu Obiano, to come to her rescue.