Bose and the triplet.
A 40-year-old farmer, Biodun Akapo, of Afojupa Village, a suburb of Owode-Egba, Obafemi-Owode Local Government, Ogun State, has fled his home after his wife, Bose, delivered a set of triplets last Wednesday.
Our correspondent gathered that after Bose delivered the babies at a maternity home in the town, her husband could not settle the hospital bills, a development that made the traditional ruler of the town, Oba Kolawole Sowemimo, stepped in and rescue of the mother and her triplets by picking the hospital bills.
The father of the triplets, who was said to have fled his home, had yet to return to his family on Thursday (yesterday).
The 30-year-old mother of the triplets said her husband was not at home when she went into labour and later taken to the hospital on a motorcycle by a neighbour.
Bose said, “I never expected the triplets because we already had two children, aged five and eight years old. I thank the traditional ruler of Owode-Egba, who assisted us by providing clothing and other medical materials for the babies.”
She expressed regret that her husband absconded on getting the news of the delivery and had refused to return home to his family.
Bose said, “We have been together as a happy couple for over 10 years. The birth of these triplets should not separate us. I don’t even know his whereabouts, but I am begging him to come back home for the sake of these innocent babies.”
She also appealed to government, individuals and groups to assist her family by providing a job for her husband.