A 35-year-old farmer, Mr Akeem Adeyemo, on Sunday, took to his heels, after a congratuatory message was passed to him that his wife, Ramota, had delivered quadruplets.
30-year-old Ramota gave birth to the quadruplets at a private hospital, Layo Model Hospital, Ikire, in Irewole Local Government Area of Osun State, through ceasarian operation.
Mrs Adeyemo, a petty trader and mother of four, was taken to the hospital on Saturday by her husband for the delivery of a baby, while a ceasarian operation performed on her on Sunday at the hospital produced the quadruplets.
When the father got the news of the quadruplets, two boys and two girls, he took to his heels and fled from the vicinity of the hospital.
According to one of his friends, who was present when the message was passed to him, Mr Adeyemo, instead of jubilating, disappeared from the vicinity of the hospital, on the pretex that he was going to bring some materials for his wife.
“Immediately the message of the birth was conveyed to the father of the quadruplets, he took to his heels, saying that God has made my cup to run over,” his friend said, adding that he said, “as a poor farmer, I already have four children and I don’t know where to get the money to take care of extra four childrren.”
Since Sunday, it was gathered that Mr Adeyemo neither showed up in his home or at the hospital where the quadruplets were delivered to see his wife, Dr Tunji Adenuga, a doctor at the hospital, said the woman and the children were in good condition of health.
Mrs Adeyemo, a petty trader, however, appealed to the state governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola and Mr Soji Ajayi and Evangelist Nathaniel Arabambi, both chairmen of Irewole and Ayedaade local government areas respectively, as well as their wives, to come to her aid.
She also appealed to philanthropists and well-to-do individuals to come to the aid of the family, to take care of the children.