A 58-year-old man identified as Osuedi Sunday Christian has been abandoned by his family at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City, Edo State.
It was gathered that Osuedi who hails from Orogun, Ighoyobi Compound in the Ughelli North Local Government Area of Delta State was taken to the hospital by his wife on June 23, 2023, and reportedly abandoned him there.
It was learnt that she had not shown up since then.
And when the hospital contacted her, she said she had moved out of the apartment where the couple used to stay in Lagos.
The Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Mrs. Queen Aigbodion told SaharaReporters that UBTH had been feeding and taking care of Osuedi for over six months.
“As of yesterday (Thursday) when I spoke to the wife on the phone, she insisted that she was no longer in the house,” Aigbodion said.
She said, “The wife brought him to the hospital on the 23rd of June 2023 and that was the last time we saw her. The man is very sick but can talk.
“We made an attempt by taking him to his home town, but nobody seemed to know him there and we brought him back to the hospital because we cannot just abandon him there since he cannot help himself.
“UBTH has been feeding him and taking care of him, while the nurses are also supporting him with their personal money.
“The patient is an Urhobo by tribe and has two underaged children with his wife who is from Calabar, Cross River State. His parents are deceased.
“He has lost contact with his siblings since he claimed to have left his home town for Lagos State over 40 years ago.
“We therefore use this medium to call on members of the public to help reach/contact his family members to come for him.”
“For more information, please reach us through our social media platform; Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, @ ubthng or UBTH Telephone Line +2348147772992,” the statement added.