Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Man flees after his wife gives birth to twins in Edo state

Mrs Isi Udekwe, an Edo state resident has pleaded with her husband, Matthew Udekwe, who reportedly fled home in April 2016, after she was delivered of triplets, to return, saying the children needs his love.

The Punch reports that Udekwe, who hails from Enugu State, abandoned his family home on Eke Street, off St. Saviour Road in Ikpoba-Okha LGA of Edo State, when he discovered that his wife had given birth to a second set of multiple births.

The mother of the triplets, who are now nine months old, said that her husband had earlier informed her that he would not be able to cater for the family if she had multiple births, a warning she said she took for a joke.

The 35-year-old Mrs Udekwe said she was shocked when Matthew failed to show up when she announced their birth. She said: "He congratulated me. But since then, I have not seen him.”

Isi, who was a food vendor, lamented that things had been difficult for her since her husband fled.

In a letter addressed to the Deputy Governor of Edo State, she appealed for the assistance of the Edo State Government, adding that she would not like to give her children out for adoption or let them die of starvation.

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