There was drama at the Abia State University Teaching Hospital (ABSUTH), Aba as two men came to claim paternity of a set of quadruplets delivered by one Mrs. Nnenna Joy Ogbonna.
The men in contest, Luke Ogbonna and Hon. Enyioko, a politician. were said to have had an intimate affairs with the mother of the four boys at different times.
Mrs. Ogbonna is however married to one of the men, Luke Ogbonna, and both already have five children together after ten years of marriage.
According to reports, due to financial crisis in the Ogbonna family, the mother had extra marital affairs and eventually fell in love with Hon. Enyioko, a politician from Asa in Ukwa West Local Government.
Sun News reports:
To forestall her husband’s suspicion, Nnenna was said to have introduced the politician as her late father’s friend and her mother, Madam Mary Jonah Eze, who was staying with them attested to it.
At a point, Luke became suspicious of the relationship and warned the politician to steer clear of his wife, but the warning fell on deaf ears.
When he realised that things were getting out of hand, he later sought the intervention of his wife’s friends to save their marriage from the threat of an interloper, still, the effort was to no avail.
Not too long after, Mrs. Ogbonna became pregnant and the result of the scan test carried out on her indicated that she was carrying a set of quadruplets.
In an attempt to avert the looming trouble ahead, one of her friends was said to have advised her to register for ante natal at a government hospital where she would be protected in case of any trouble and she gladly complied.
Some weeks to the delivery time, our source equally hinted, Mrs. Ogbonna reportedly went to ABSUTH and registered with the name of her new lover instead of her husband’s.
Nurses on duty at Ward 4 where she was admitted and who had known her earlier five children raised eyebrows over the new name but she insisted on having it.
Just as Luke who was unsuspecting of her motive always paid her regular, visits, so also was Hon. Enyioko who often brought various gifts.
But a little while to delivery time, she told her husband to stop visiting her at the hospital because of a concocted spiritual attack she said she used to have each time Luke visited her.
However, the real drama unfolded on Thursday when doctors delivered the woman of a set of quadruplets. Luke stormed the hospital with many of his relations to inform ABSUTH authorities that he was the bona fide father of the new born babies and that nothing should happen to them.
Sunday Sun gathered that hours after Luke had left, Hon. Enyioko, whose two marriages were said to have allegedly crashed as a result childlessness, also came with his own group of people claiming paternity of the babies.
Enyioko was said to have told the bewildered workers of the teaching hospital that he had spent millions of naira to do an in-vitro fertilization that made the woman to be pregnant and that he was the one that arranged for the set of quadruplets.
Sunday Sun gathered that the teaching hospital management had put the babies out of the prying eyes of the two ‘fathers’ for safety reasons until they were discharged from the hospital.
When contacted, the Assistant Director of information, ABSUTH, Joe Onwuka, confirmed the incident. He said the management of the health facility was not interested in the politics of the paternity of the quadruplets, but how to safeguard them and their mother within the period they were at the teaching hospital.