What ordinarily should have been a welcome development and source of joy is giving 32 years old Jimoh Kabiru, an auto-mechanic in Kuto area of Abeokuta, Ogun State, cause for concern following the birth of triplets into his household.
Rather than embrace the bundles of joy with open arms and celebration, Kabiru fled home, abandoning his wife and new born babies at the Lantoro Catholic Hospital Abeokuta.
His wife, Mrs Tope Kabiru, a small-scale fashion designer, was delivered of the triplets on Sunday through caesarian session (CS) and the babies are still kept in incubators to enhance their chances of survival.
From his hideout, Kabiru, who said he makes about N1000 daily from repairing cars, told The Nation that he ran away from home when news got to him that his wife had given birth to triplets because according to him, he does not have about N250, 000 required to offset the hospital bill and buy the essential things the babies need.
Kabiru said: “I ran away from and family members on being told my wife delivered three babies through operation. I have no money in hand for the expense. I had already N50, 000 my friends rallied to gather for me and there is no other way to get money. I will be requiring about N250, 000 to settle the hospital bill and do other things”, he lamented.