A 37-year-old man simply identified as Abdullahi attempted absconding to the Republic of Benin following his wife’s delivery of quadruplets.
It was gathered that Adullahi, who was an apprentice, and his wife were expecting twin babies as the scan had shown. However, on the day of delivery, his wife welcomed four babies at once.
The father of four told the New Agency of Nigerians (NAN) that all the money he had with him when the doctors broke the news to him was N3500.
“I was coming from Apapa where I am learning how to sell tyres when I heard the news of my wife’s delivery of the babies at the Badagry General Hospital. It is a good thing, but I never expected quadruplets because the last scan indicated that it would be twins. When I got home, I decided to escape to Benin Republic because I don’t have money to take care of the quadruplets.” He told NAN.
He disclosed that he attempted to cross the Seme border into Benin Republic, but a friend encouraged him to return home and promised to assist him financially to care for the kids.
Abdullahi said that despite the help from his friend, he’s still finding it difficult to care for his wife and their kids. He’s now pleading with the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and other well-meaning Nigerians for support to care for the babies.
“Getting to Seme border, I was about to cross when I saw my intimate friend who was surprised to see me at the border post around 9:00p.m. I was forced to tell him why I wanted to travel out of the country, consequently, he appealed to me to go back to my family with the promise that he will assist.
“I need the assistance of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, the chairmen of the three councils in Badagry and well-meaning Nigeria to take care of my children. At present, I owe the General Hospital a lot of money because the delivery was through Caesarean Section. I don’t have any means of livelihoods, I need the help of well-meaning Nigerian to raise my quadruplets up in a good environment”. He added.