According to Punchng, Udekwe, who hails from Enugu State, abandoned his family home on Eke Street, off St. Saviour Road in Ikpoba-Okha LGA of Edo State, when he discovered that his 35 year-old wife had given birth to triplets, months after she delivered a set of twins.
The mother of the triplets, who are now nine months old, said that her husband had earlier informed her that he would not be able to cater for the family if she had multiple births, a warning she said she took for a joke.
Mrs. Udekwe said she was shocked when Matthew failed to show up when she announced their birth. She said: “He congratulated me. But since then, I have not seen him.”
Isi, who was a food vendor, lamented that things had been difficult for her. In a letter she addressed to the Deputy Governor of Edo State, the mother-of-five appealed for the assistance of the Edo State Government, adding that she would not like to give her children out for adoption or let them die of starvation.