A commercial bus driver has abandoned his wife in the hospital after she gave birth to a baby who is deformed.

The mother, Taiwo Sheriffdeen on Tuesday was delivered of a baby boy (pictured) at a private hospital, Majotal Medical Clinic, at Ilogbo area of Ado/Odo-Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State.

However, her husband, Mudashiru Sheriffdeen was distraught over the news of the baby’s deformity. He was born at birth without arms.

Reports have it that he fled the couple’s rented apartment at Bosun Street in Ifo, and had not turned up in the hospital as at the time of writing this report.

Taiwo who narrated her ordeal to journalists in the hospital, said her husband, and their landlord warned her not to bring the baby home.

She said: “This is my first child and I do not know why I had to give birth to this kind of a baby. Immediately my husband was informed that his son had deformity, he had not come to see me.

“He is a commercial bus driver, and we had been married now for almost two years before God decided to answer our prayers.

“When I was pregnant, we took every step that the doctor directed us to take, but we did not know why we came about this calamity.”

While pleading for assistance from well meaning Nigerians, Mrs Sheriffdeen said: “I have been warned by both my husband and our landlord not to bring the child home.

“The hospital management has asked us to leave the hospital. Now this child and I have nowhere to go. I do not need this baby. I want government to come and adopt him.”

Sign up for our daily newsletter

Get the latest news delivered straight to your inbox every day. Stay informed with the Orijo Reporter's leading coverage of Nigerian and world news.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here