11 Mom of Edo triplets begs ru­n­away hus­band to re­turn

Af­ter Mathew Udekwe’s wife Queen was de­liv­ered of triplets on April 26, 2016, he took off, leav­ing his wife des­per­ately in need of help.

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Us­man A. Bello, Benin

Mrs. Queen Udekwe, whose hus­band Mathew aban­doned af­ter she gave birth to a set of triplets, has ap­pealed to her hus­band to come back home so that they can take care of their chil­dren to­gether.

Queen, who said she only had pri­mary school ed­u­ca­tion, hails from Ogwa com­mu­nity in Esan West lo­cal gov­ern­ment of Edo State while her hus­band is from Omunupa com­mu­nity in Enugu State. She told our reporter that they have been mar­ried for six years and had a set of twins be­fore the ar­rival of the triplets.

“I gave birth to the triplets on April 26, 2016 and since then I have not set my eyes on my hus­band. It has been ex­tremely dif­fi­cult for me to take care of them and the twins. We’ve been liv­ing at the mercy of my brothers and sis­ters who have been sup­port­ing me since then.”

“I don’t want my chil­dren to die of star­va­tion. I am call­ing on Nige­ri­ans to come to my aid so that my chil­dren will not die. I am also call­ing on Edo sSate gov­ern­ment to come to my aid.”

Queen, who told that she never be­lieved that her man could be­tray her in her most vul­ner­a­ble pe­riod in life, took his words for a joke ini­tially.

“When I went for scan, I was told that I would give birth to triplets. When I told my hus­band about it, he told me that he would not be around to take care of them when they are even­tu­ally born. I thought he was jok­ing, but when I called to in­form him that I have given birth to triplets - two boys and a girl, he only said ‘thank God’ and ab­sconded,” she said.

“When my hus­band failed to come back home, I went to his step­mother be­cause he has lost his par­ents but things are also dif­fi­cult for her so I had to come back to my sib­lings who have been tak­ing care of me and the ba­bies since then.”

Mrs. Udekwe said she is a lo­cal food ven­dor while her hus­band is a com­mer­cial tri­cy­cle op­er­a­tor. “Since I gave birth to the triplets, I’ve not been able to hawk food any more. When the sit­u­a­tion be­comes too dif­fi­cult, I take them round some mar­kets in Benin to beg for money.”

“I am ap­peal­ing to my hus­band (wher­ever he is) to come back so that we can take care of our chil­dren to­gether. I want God to pro­tect him be­cause I know that if he had the money he wouldn’t have ab­sconded,” she said.

Mrs Queen Udekwe be­ing as­sisted with one of the triplets

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