31 year old, Mrs Esther Jegede and her set of triplets pictured above are currently being held at the prenatal ward of Ayoradex Hospital, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State, for failing to offset their N200,000 medical bill.
Mrs Jegede gave birth to her set of triplets, two girls and a boy, on June 6th and have been detained at the hospital over unpaid medical bills. She gave birth through Cesarean section.
According to Guardian, Father of the triplets, Rasheed Jegede, is a low-range furniture maker that cannot afford to pay the bill. He said prior to the triplets, they already had three children they were catering for.
The nursing mother has appealed to Nigerians to come to her aid. She says she is getting weaker by the day due to hunger as she struggles to breastfeed the triplet whenever they cry for food. “My husband’s job does not provide enough food for the family. We are in dire need of financial assistance. This is why I am appealing to kindhearted Nigerians to come to our aid,” she said
Anyone that wishes to help can call the couple on 08039480815.