Ibadan (Image of Ibadan skyline) rocked by a heartbreaking sight: a frail woman, Blessing Ayeni, dumped on the scorching pavement outside her husband’s shop. Shockingly, she’d been abandoned at an undisclosed hospital for a year before being unceremoniously delivered back home.
The incident sent shockwaves through Desalu Street, Odo-Ona, on Friday afternoon. Eyewitness Remilekun Tawose reported the hospital’s claim that Blessing had been left in their care for months with no response from her husband regarding medical bills. Even family members, who initially visited, seemingly vanished.
Left under the burning sun, Blessing lay helpless, sparking worry and confusion among onlookers. Fear of an unknown contagious illness, as relayed by hospital officials, further complicated the situation.
Efforts to reach Blessing’s husband for his perspective proved futile. His shop remained locked, and he was nowhere to be found.
Questions hang heavy in the air:
- Why did the hospital wait a year to return Blessing?
- Were there attempts to contact other family members?
- What is the truth behind Blessing’s abandonment?
- And where is her husband in the midst of this crisis?
As sympathy pours in for Blessing, Ibadan grapples with the harsh realities of neglect and the ethical complexities of healthcare responsibility. With unanswered questions and a woman’s health hanging in the balance, hope rests on unraveling the tangled threads of this story and ensuring Blessing receives the care and support she desperately needs.