Father of abandoned twins rejects wife
Recently, a woman identified as Sarah Ademola, abandoned her newborn twin babies at the hospital where they were born, and has not been seen since then.
The aggrieved father of the twins, Adeyemi Ademola, who were abandoned at the Felken maternity centre in Lagos, said he won’t take back the mother his children after the stunt she pulled at the hospital, as he would be relocating from the house they both lived in.
Speaking at the Pedro police station in Somolu, where he had gone to claim ownership of his babies, Ademola said Sarah had lied to him that she only had two children before they got married, and that he didn’t know she already had six.
Ademola reportedly said:
“To set the records straight, my wife has not showed up since she fled on the 16th of December last year. Now that Good Samaritans have intervened, by paying the remaining balance on the N150,000 bill, she is willing to come back.
My question is, coming back to do what, when she had already said she didn’t need the babies. Coming back to the children could be very dangerous, so we are not going to take her back. All we need is assistance from Nigerians to raise the children.
Iya Ibeji (mother of twins) deliberately deceived me that she had two children whereas she has six. After the delivery of the twins, she confided in her closest friend that she does not need the children that the death of her first husband and the responsibility of taking care of the children he left along with the new babies, would be too much for her to bear. That is why she left.
I wish to relocate because the single room I am living presently at No.6 Odukoya Street, Bariga won’t be conducive for the new babies.
Reports that we received donation from the Wife of the Lagos State Governor is a rumour, there was nothing of such. The only person that has presented cash gifts is Senator Ashafa, one NGO also presented cash.”
The matron of the maternity centre identified as Gloria Akinbobola, revealed how they decided to release the babies to their father. She said:
“We would have released them to go home all this while but the unavailability of the father prevented us from handing them over. Since the father is around now, we decided to present the babies to him in the presence of the Police officer to bear witness.”
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