A man whose third wife gave birth to the triplets – two boys and a girl – at a traditional maternity home in Ebonyi State, has allegedly absconded and abandoned his wife.
A 35-year-old man identified as Nwiziogo Nkwegu, has allegedly abandoned his wife, Ukamaka, after she gave birth to a set of triplets in the Obegu Village in the Ozibo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State
According to a report by Punch Metro, Ukamaka, who was Nkwegu’s third wife, gave birth to the triplets – two boys and a girl – at a traditional maternity home three weeks ago.
It was gathered that the woman was forced to approach the traditional maternity home as opposed to going to the hospital as a result of her husband’s complaint that he had no money.
Ukamaka, who does menial jobs to cater for herself and the children, had earlier given birth to a set of twins and another single child before giving birth to the triplets.
Reports revealed that the woman had resorted to using the traditional maternity home on the advice of an attendant at the traditional home, who was aware of her plight.
However, since she was delivered of the triplet three weeks ago, the mother had been begging for assistance from well-meaning Nigerians as her husband had disappeared from home and refused to pick her telephone calls.
Help, however, came the way of the woman after a former lawmaker representing Ezza North/Ishielu Federal Constituency of Ebonyi State at the House of Representatives, Chief Peter Edeh, donated an undisclosed sum of money to her.
The cash donation was made to the woman on behalf of Edet by his personal assistance, Peter Nwali.
The ex-lawmaker urged the woman to go for family planning, while appealing to the runaway husband to return home and join hands to take care of the triplets.