A 25 years old husband has reportedly abandoned his wife for giving birth to a triplet – three boys at the Cinta Clinic in Weala, Margibi County.
The man, only identified as Sackie, is a resident of Massaquoi Town in Cinta Township. He allegedly refused to go to the clinic on August 17, 2015 after he was told his wife has given birth to triplet. Staff at the clinic told this paper Sackie complained he does not have support for the babies, something which the staff described as very shameful.
In an interview with this paper Tuesday, August 18, the 20 years old mother of the triplet, Bendu Coleman, confirmed that her husband has refused to go and see her along with the babies on grounds that she gave birth to the number of children he did not expect.
According to her, on August 17, she gave birth to three boys. Meanwhile, the babies, who are yet to be named, are still looking up to God for survival. Bendu also told our reporter she did not expect to bear triplet, adding that God will take care of them.
The women lamented that she does not have a single tub to bath the infants in and her family members are yet to make comment on her situation though they are aware. In a related development, lady believes to be 18, has also given birth to twin – two girls on the same day at the Cinta Clinic where her roommate, Bendu gave birth to the triplet.
Mary Flomo, a resident of Flomo John Town in Bulorquelleh, Cinta Township, Margibi said her husband is yet to visit her at the clinic though he is aware of her having a twin. According to her, she needs a baby tub and other assistance to take care of her babies, but staff at the clinic described partner of the twin mother not unidentified as a teenage boy, who is completely unable to take care of the twin and their mother.
The midwife at the Cinta Clinic, who caters to pregnant women during delivery, Nancy Borbor, said though it was not easy, but she is thankful to God because the ladies successfully gave birth. Madam Borbor said she had also gathered that the husband of the triplet mother was annoyed about his wife’s situation, adding that she too has been wondering why the man is angry with his wife.
She said nobody can question God so the couple should be thankful for a successful delivery because according to her, it had not been easy with multiple pregnancy and delivery. The midwife continued that the triplet mother was only accommodated by the TTM and a sister of Bendu Coleman.
The Officer-In-Charge at the clinic, David Johnson, disclosed that in June, another lady gave birth to a triplet at the clinic. According to him, the major challenges have been getting support for the kids, noting that this is because many people are jobless in the area to an extent where some of them have to go out to get contract, adding that often, the clinic renders free services to patients.
O-I-C Johnson however appealed for support for the babies as they are operating a government clinic where all services are free. He noted that the father of the twin is a little boy, who is unable to take care of twin, lamenting that is a big problem for the family and the community. – By Ramsey N. Singbeh, Jr. in Margibi – Editing by Jonathan Browne