Sunday, 29 January 2017

Woman Abandons Husband In Jail, Dumps Baby In Orphanage, Moves In With 4 th Husband

What could have led a 28-year-old lady to abandon
her husband’s home, dumped her two-year-old
daughter in an orphanage only to move in with her
fourth husband?
This and more are the questions the police in Abuja
are working on to find answers to, after a 34-year-
old jail returnee, Paul Jubril reported that his wife,
Blessing Ochonogor killed their daughter Ifeoma and
fled to live with another man.
Saturday Sun gathered that the live-in-lovers were
living on Jaja Street, Kubwa area of Abuja, with
their two kids before Paul went to jail for an
unknown offence.
Upon return from Suleja prison about two weeks
ago, Paul, from Etsako LGA, Edo State,
discovered that Blessing who hails from Benue
state had fled their apartment with their two kids.
Speaking to Saturday Sun at the police station,
Paul said, “I went to Suleja prison. When I came
back in January 2017, I couldn’t find my wife and
two kids. It was later I heard that my daughter
Ifeoma was at an orphanage home at Arab Road,
Kubwa Abuja.”
While trying to consider what could have led
Blessing to do what she did, Paul said, “I
remember we had a misunderstanding in 2015 but
I didn’t know she would pack out of the house
with our two children, Peter Smith who is seven
years old and Ifeoma who is two years and three
months.”
Police findings show that after leaving her
husband’s home, Blessing who had had two kids
for two men before moving in with Paul, took her
baby to an orphanage home where she lied to
them that the baby’s parents had died. After
dropping the baby at the orphanage, she was said
to have moved in with another of her suitors as
her fourth husband.
It was not long before the baby began to grow
lean and sick. Efforts by the orphanage to treat
the baby led to the discovery that she had been
infected with HIV. This prompted officials to
search for ‘the good Samaritan’ who brought the
baby. When the baby was eventually returned to
her, it was almost too late as she died soon
after.
“I have to report the case at Kubwa phase 4
police station Abuja. I didn’t believe that my child
could die of HIV. When I was going to prison in
December 2016, my child was in good health. I
don’t know why my child will die of HIV. I don’t
have HIV, likewise, my seven years old son, Peter
Smith. I want to know the cause of death of my
child.
“My child is now at the mortuary at Kubwa
General Hospital. Before I bury my child, I am still
insisting to know what killed her. It is my
girlfriend who is responsible for the death of my
child”, the angry father lamented.
In her own account, Blessing Ochonogor told
Saturday Sun that she was not legally married to
Paul, adding, “myself and Paul Jubril merely had
boyfriend and girlfriend relationship.” According to
her, “Suddenly, I discovered I have got two
children for him.” While justifying why she had to
move out of Paul’s home, she said, “Whenever I
have a quarrel with my boyfriend, he used to beat
me to a state of coma. When I couldn’t bear it
anymore, I have to pack out from the house to
sleep in an uncompleted building for three days.”
“When I could not bear it, I took my child Ifeoma
to the orphanage home at Arab Road, Kubwa
Abuja. I deceived them that the parents of the
child are dead. It’s true, I didn’t go there to check
my child, and I went only once. Later, I went to
marry another man.
“Suddenly, the orphanage home called me that the
child I brought to them was ill. I refused to go
there initially but later I went and took the child
to Gwarimpa General Hospital and they diagnosed
her of HIV and we were referred to the National
Hospital but in the process the baby died on
December 2016”, she added.
Pleading innocence on the death of the baby, the
Benue State-born mother of four added that, “I
never killed my child. It was frustration that
prompted me to take the child to orphanage
home. My Father and Mother are not living
together. There is nobody I can handover my
child to when I was in predicament. Since I am no
longer with my boyfriend, he has threatened to kill
me. Since the death of my child, my boyfriend has
been accusing me of killing our child with HIV.”
“It is not possible to kill my own daughter. When
life is so difficult for me, I have to marry another
man. My boyfriend didn’t give us rest of mind
since he came back from prison. My boyfriend
has frustrated my life and I am not going back to
his house again”, she stated.
When contacted, the FCT Police Commissioner,
Mr. Mohammed Mustapha told Saturday Sun that
his Command would encourage the duo of Paul
and Blessing to settle their differences and burry
the baby abandoned in the morgue.