Monday, November 27, 2017

Good Samaritan Pays For Woman, Newborn Baby Detained For Four Months

A Good Samaritan has settled the bill of a 21-year-old woman, Blessing Agbo, and her newborn baby boy, who were detained in a Lagos hospital for four months over a medical bill.

Punch Metro learnt that the man, who wanted to be anonymous, also gave Agbo N50,000 for baby food and clothes.

This is just as the management of the hospital, God Cures Hospital, appealed to Nigerians to stop calling at the facility to pay for the bill.

 It was reported that Agbo went into labour sometime in June while her live-in lover, Chibugo Duru, a truck driver, travelled to Calabar, Cross River State, on a business trip.

A top official of God Cures Hospital, who asked not to be named, said the man paid into the hospital’s account.

He said, “The man called through his aide. I was told he is a politician based in Abuja. We also had to give him some discounts. After paying the bill, he gave the woman and her baby the sum of N50,000. He said he wanted to be anonymous.

But since then, we have had some other people coming to the hospital and offering to settle the bill. I think it is important you help us tell people to stop offering to pay the bill. I have personally received up to three calls on this case already.”

 Agbo, who also confirmed the development to our correspondent during a telephone call on Sunday, thanked The Punch for helping her family out of the situation.

She said she had returned home with the baby.

Her lover, Duru, said, “She was discharged on Friday morning. We are in the house together now; both mother and child are fine. Thank you for the assistance.”