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Lagos Hospital Detains Mother and Child For Four Months Over Bills

For more than four months after Blessing Agbo was delivered of a baby boy through caesarean section in a Lagos hospital, God Cures Hospital, she is yet to be discharged over a bill of N215,000.

It was gathered that the baby’s father, Chibugo Duru, had already abandoned both mother and child at the medical facility in the Ilogbo, Ojo area of Lagos State.

The 27-year-old man, who spoke with Punch yesterday, said he left Agbo and their baby because he could not raise the bill charged by the hospital for the operation.

He said he had no means of raising the funds having lost his job as a truck driver, adding that efforts to seek the understanding of the hospital management were abortive.

It was also gathered that although the couple had agreed to marry each other, Duru had yet to pay Agbo’s bride price.

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