- Anayochukwu Njoku, a taxi driver in Owerri, abandoned his wife identified as Chidinma after she gave birth to conjoined twins
- Unfortunately, the mother of the twins died three hours after giving birth to them
- The twins are being taken care of by the Imo state govt at the behest of Governor Hope Uzodinma
A man named Anayochukwu Njoku abandoned his wife after he realised that she gave birth to conjoined twins.
Njoku eloped after his wife Chidinma delivered the babies on 11 March, 2020, Daily Trust reports.
Briefly.co.za gathers that Chidinma died three hours after giving birth to the twins named Goodluck and Rejoice Njoku.
After the burial of their late mother, the conjoined twins were taken to Imo Foundation, the organ of the government responsible for humanitarian activities in the state.
The director general of the foundation, Beulah Chukwu, said: “Presently, we have a family with conjoined twins."
She also said arrangements are being made to separate the conjoined twins, adding that there is need to reach out to the public for assistance despite government's help.
In other news, two South African police officers, Heidi Kroutz and Goodwill Brandt, were lauded for going beyond the call of duty when a woman went into labour on May 27 at about 1:40am.
Warrant Officer Kroutz was on duty at SAPS Baviaanskloof, in the Eastern Cape, when she received a call from a pregnant woman named Raymene de Villiers.
The 22-year-old pregnant lady, who lives on a farm in Baviaanskloof, was bleeding and she needed help.
Kroutz contacted the ambulance services in Willowmore but was informed that both the ambulances were out, the SAPS revealed on their website.
She then tried to contact the Community Service Centre and informed them to advise the family to take the woman to the hospital with their private transport.
At 3:30am Kroutz was again informed that the woman was experiencing labour pains.
The ambulance service was still unavailable and Kroutz decided to act. She and Brandt, from the Community Service Centre, decided to make the 87km trip to the rural area to go and help the woman.
They arrived at the house and found de Villiers on the bed in pain. Kroutz examined the mummy-to-be and concluded that she was already in advanced labour.
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