Friday July 3rd, 2015 – Man Abandons Pregnant Wife On Hearing She’ll Give Birth To Couple’s 3rd Set Of Twins In Lagos
Poor Husband Abandoned Wife With 3 Set Of Twins (6 Children) In Agege Lagos Nigeria
A man identified as Emeka Benjamin Uche is now wanted for abandoning his wife and 6 children over his inability to cater to their needs.
The 39-year-old factory worker abandoned his wife 34-year-old Ruth with their children since February 2015.
The woman said her hubby fled on hearing she is pregnant with the couple’s 3rd set of twins.
Ruth Uche brought the children to Lagos State Secretariat in Alausa yesterday pleading for help.
In 2009, a year after their marriage, she delivered two girls, Goodness and Goodnews.
2 years later in 2011, she produced another set of twins, Joyce and John but when her hubby learnt that her 3rd pregnancy was another set of twins, he fled their home at #32 Awori Street in Agege Lagos to an undisclosed location in Ikorodu Lagos.
Ruth delivered her 3rd set of twins last week and named them Daniel and Daniella.
Mrs. Uche said she could no longer cope with widening needs for food, clothes, drugs and school fees.
She said her salary as a teacher in a private school in Lagos no longer meet their needs.
Hear her story:
“I met my husband in 2002 but we got married in 2008. We met in the village at Umuahia. I don’t want to leave the children and run away. This is why I want government to help us,”
“I was using traditional way of family planning where I calculate some days before having intercourse. It was working for me. You can see my first set of twins is four years old.
“You know as women, we cannot deny our husband that thing whenever they request for it. Whenever I mistakenly take in, he would say that I was pretending. Sometimes, I would go through long process to abort the pregnancy. After that, another one would happen. I would still have to go through the process again to abort it. When this one happened he still insisted that I was pretending until the pregnancy became obvious.”
“My Church was responsible for the payment of the first delivery. The church paid N120, 000 for the delivery of the first set of twins. The two deliveries of the twins have been through Caesarean Section for which we paid N120, 000 each. The last twins are through normal delivery”.
“Since I gave birth to the children, I have tried calling my husband but he would not pick once he knows that it is me. I contacted his mother and other relatives to tell them that he has run away. They promised that they will call back. Since then, none of them has called me. It is not easy for me at all.
“I know only two of his relations. One of them lives in Ikorodu; the other one lives at Ajegunle. My elder brother, who could have also helped, is very angry with me for giving birth to another set of twins. He warned me before not to have any other child after the two sets of twins, especially with the kind of husband I have.
“I cannot put my hands in blood shedding by committing abortion. I want Nigerians to help me because there is nobody to pay their school fees.
“I went for immunisation some days ago and I told them my condition and why they have not been seeing me. It was there that they advised that I should come to government. Government should please help my children; no one to help me with house rent, electricity bill, school fees, food and so on,” .
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