Anayochukwu Njoku, a taxi driver from Umuakagu in Owerri, Agbahara Nsu in Ehime Mbano council area abandoned and left his wife when he learned that she had given birth to conjoined twins.
Njoku ‘s wife, Chidinma, was said to have given birth to the conjoined twins on March 11, 2020, but their sight was not something that Njoku could behold.
Chidinma died, sadly, 3 hours after her twins was born. In effect, the children were left with nobody to claim them on their own.
Fortunately, a state-owned foundation heard of their plight and has now taken the matter up.
Anayonchukwu, who comes from Umuakagu, Agbahara Nsu in the council area of Ehime Mbano, was expecting to welcome his newborn into his family of six on 11 March 2020.
However, after his wife’s delivery and the twins birth , he took to his heels abandoning his wife in the process. The wife subsequently died after 3 hours on the same day.
Currently, the humanitarian organ of the Imo State government is working on separating the children and giving them a decent life.
“Presently, we have a family with conjoined twins. Their mother, Mrs Chidinma Njoku died on 11th March 2020 three hours after giving birth to them in maternity in Umuokoto Nekede in Owerri West Local Government Area,” DailyTrust quoted a spokesperson of the Foundation, Chukwuma as saying.
“Their father, Mr. Anayochukwu Njoku, was helping his late wife in her tailoring shop to earn a living to support their poor family of six before the arrival of the conjoined twins, after he lost his job two years ago as a driver.
“By the special grace of God, as soon as the case got to the desk of Governor Hope Uzodimma, he gave an urgent directive for the twins to be brought to the Foundation for their adequate welfare and survival.
“So currently, we are reaching out to quickly get their surgery done so that they can begin to live a better life.
Chukwuma also called on goodwill persons to reach out to the children in any way they can.