Widower Calls for Help at Afikpo South LGA

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A young widower and an indigene of Akanu Village, Owutu Edda Autonomous Community in Afikpo South LGA, Mr. Eze Okam Onu whose wife died recently after giving birth to twins through cesarean section has appealed for financial support from good spirited individuals and government to enable him take care of the children.

The widower told Citizens’ Advocate that before the incident, his late wife, Mrs. Treasure Eze, 21years while in her pregnancy was attending antenatal care at Owutu Edda General Hospital until on Friday 29th November 2019 when she suddenly collapsed in their home over a health problem suspected to be high blood pressure.

He said that based on the urgency of the situation in conjunction with the fact that there was no standby medical doctor at the hospital; Mrs. Treasure was rushed to another private health institution where a cesarean operation was recommended and carried out with the intention to save the mother and the children.

According to him, on that particular day both the woman and her twins were saved through the surgery but unfortunately, she died few days later.

Mr. Eze whose source of livelihood is phone repairs said that the incident cost him a lot of money and thereby requests for supports from kind-hearted persons to enable him look after the children properly.

He said, “The twins normally consume Nestle LACTOGEN food that costs sum of N2,000 in a week beside other expenses, this is why I am requesting for help.”

The man who spoke to us soberly said that he wedded with the deceased barely 9 months before the incident and expressed displeasure on how he has become a widower at this age.

We gathered that following the collective decision of the deceased and bereaved families, the woman’s remains had been buried.

For enquiry or assistance contact Mr. Eze on these phone numbers: 08134640769, 08082983824 or his younger brother, Mr. Anderson, 07031143985.

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