Pity! Man Puts Himself Up For Sale To Raise N4.5m For His Wife’s Hospital Bill
An Igbo man by name Joel Eni Agwu, a Plateau State resident, has put himself up for sale in order to raise funds for his wife and newly born babies who are being held by Fertile Ground and IVF Center, a private medical facility in Zaramanganda, Jos, Plateau State.
According to reports, Agwu’s wife, Chinyere, gave birth to triplets at the hospital on August 27, 2021.
The babies were born prematurely (seven months), and one of the triplets died a few days later.
Agwu stated that due to the country’s dire economic situation, the family required the goodwill of Nigerians to settle the outstanding medical bills totalling over N4.5 million.
“My name is Joel Eni Agwu, and I am from Ebonyi State. I am a Masters’ degree student at Niger Delta University in Bayelsa State, and I am also a petty trader,” he said. They are our first children since we married in 2017.
“She gave birth on August 27, 2021. Nigerians should please help me and if there is anyone who can buy me, I’m much available; I am ready to sell myself so that my wife and my babies can get back to our home.
“The bill comparing her own and the triplets including the first among the three that died two days after birth is N4.5million.”
Speaking with reporters, the hospital’s Chief Medical Director, identified only as Dr Chris, stated that while Chinyere had been discharged, she would not be released until all of her bills were paid.
He said, “The wife was delivered of the babies in our hospital; he (the husband) is correct. In fact, she’s still on admission; it’s almost six weeks now. The wife was delivered prematurely; she was delivered at 28 weeks. He has accumulated so many bills here; we already discharged her but she’s still here because she hasn’t paid her bill.
“A lot has actually happened, premature babies, looking after them inside the incubator, they were actually triplets but one died within first two days of birth. But the two others are hale and hearty; those ones were taken from the incubator either Sunday or Monday.
“We can’t release them now because they haven’t paid. This is not a government facility; the wife had been on bed rest for some time before the delivery, in fact, if we had not done that, she would not have been able to carry the pregnancy.”
A Reporter’s video call with the nursing mother revealed that she was pale and unable to bosom feed the babies. She was also kept in a hospital room with no medical facilities.
Agwu gave his bank account information as; Chima Agwu Eni Joel, Access Bank, 0071502097.
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