A woman has bled to death after her husband refused to take her to the hospital when she went into labour which was really painful for her.
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Chidi E Ezeagu
WOMAN BLEEDS TO DEATH AFTER LABOUR, POLICE ARREST HUSBAND FOR CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE IN EBONYI.
Because of ignorance and negligence we lost the most precious value-life. A great proportion of the wretchedness which has embittered married life, has originated in a negligence of trifles. Negligence ruins the reputation which accuracy had raised. We need the compassion and the courage to change the conditions that support our suffering. If a person is seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, then they are entitled to punishment or compensation.
Three days ago, a man who was identified as Mr. Samuel Chidi(law graduate form Ebsu), resident in Diamond Point Junction, Chinedu Ogah Avenue Abakaliki, was reported to have watched his wife who had previously delivered twice though caesarean section, battle with labour pains in their room when he could have easily contacted a Nurse who was also living in the same compound but instead left the poor woman locked up in the room with a patent medicine dealer who to make matters worse administered improper injections, dragged out the baby to the ground while the husband pinned her legs down, collected the blood, the baby’s placenta and hid in his room while leaving the agonizing mother to bleed till death.
It was gathered that this happened around 11pm in the night and Mr. Samuel who is supposedly a Student of the Nigerian Law School still did not inform anyone in the compound or any member of the deceased family until the afternoon of the following day when a neighbour, a Nurse who came to check on Mrs. Nkechi, the dead woman learnt of the incident and insisted as the Nurse she is that her corpse be deposited immediately at the morgue for proper attention while the lucky newborn baby be moved into intensive care.
The family of the deceased was contacted soon after and dismayed by the negligent conduct of the man who had sworn to love, cherish and protect their daughter till death do them part, withdrew the body and proceeded to dump it in the man’s compound for him to do with it as he had presumably purposed.
But for the intervention of the members of the Nigeria Police Force from Kpirikpiri Station who were on Patrol duty who after getting wind of the incident prevailed on the situation.
The corpse was returned to the Federal Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki Mortuary while the suspect was placed under police custody pending investigation and trial.
The circumstances surrounding the death of Mrs. Nkechi remain largely a mystery to her neighbours and family, and the general public is hopeful that the Justice Department of the State will leave no stone unturned in their attempt to unravel it and bring those culpable to book.
When a man’s life is destroyed or damaged by some wound or privation of soul or body, which is due to other men’s actions or negligence, it is not only his sensibility that suffers but also his aspiration toward the good. Therefore, there has been sacrilege towards that which is sacred in him. That loss is most discreditable which is caused by negligence. Don’t use time and words carelessly – neither can be retrieved. We need the compassion and the courage to change the conditions that support our suffering. Those conditions are things like ignorance, bitterness, negligence, clinging, and holding on. To let friend, child, wife, husband, brother or sister die away by negligence and silence is certainly not wise. It is voluntarily to throw away one of the greatest comforts of the weary pilgrimage.
Remember that nothing will supply the want of prudence, and that negligence and irregularity long continued will make knowledge useless, wit ridiculous, and genius contemptible.
May her gentle sound rest in peace. Amen.