A man, Sunday Odinaka, has reportedly
abandoned his wife, Evelyn, after she was
delivered of a set of triplets in a private
hospital in Okpoko, in the Ogbaru Local
Government Area of Anambra State.
Sunday, a native of Ubaraekwem, in the
Ihiala LGA of the state, was said to have
fled his residence on Obodoukwu Road
following his inability to meet up with the
hospital bill of over N450,000.
A source said, “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 to journalists on
Thursday 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
She said, “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.
“My daughter that I usually send home to
get hot water for bathing the triplets said
she has not set her eyes on her father” she said.
The family is in dire need of assistance not only in the paying of the bills but also in feeding the babies and providing Mr. Sunday with a job.