An apprentice tyre dealer identified as Cissé Abdullahi in Lagos reportedly fled the country after getting the news of his wife’s delivery of a set of quadruplets – two boys and two girls.
Abdullahi, 37, a native of Ilorin, lives at Kumapaji Phase 3, Baale Bus Stop, Oko-Afo in the Olorunda Local Council Development Area of Lagos State.
According to report, Abdullahi took the decision to leave the country because of financial difficulties as he had only N3,500 when he heard that his wife had been delivered of the children.
He added that the single room he is currently staying with his wife can’t accommodate them and the babies.
He appealed to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu , and other philanthropists for aid.
“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 they 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.
“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 9pm.
“I was forced to tell him why I wanted to travel out of the country. He appealed to me to go back to my family with the promise that he would assist,” he said.
Abdullahi said since returning to his wife and children, the only assistance he had received was his friend.
“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 livelihood. I need the help of well-meaning Nigerians to raise my quadruplets up in a good environment,” he added.
It was learned that Mrs Sekinat Abdullahi and her quadruplets were in the Maternal, Childcare Centre section.
The Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Olatunde Bakare, said the quadruplets were born between 6.15pm and 6.30pm on Monday.
According to him, the quadruplets are in good condition, but kept in an incubator.