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I Didn’t Abscond, Father Of Child With Hole In The Heart Insists

The man whose baby has multiple holes in the heart, has denied absconding after receiving donations from well -meaning Nigerians to take the child abroad for urgent treatment .

The man , Monday Agoboye , told our correspondent that he had been preparing with doctors and others to find a solution to the child ’ s problem , hence he could not communicate with donors , who wanted to speak with him .

It was gathered that over N 70 m had been realised so far through the GoFundMe campaign for the artisan ’ s sick baby .

However , some of those behind the GoFundMe campaign for Agoboye have expressed surprise that he had not been responding to calls , a situation that made them to believe that he had run away and that the entire episode was a scam .

But Agoboye , who spoke with Southern City News in a telephone interview on Sunday , explained that he sent a video online to prove to Nigerians that contrary to the claim in some quarters , he had not absconded .

Maintaining that the money realised from the GoFundMe would be used for the purpose it was raised , he stated that he had no reason to run away.

Agoboye stated , “ But you called me and you are reaching me ; it is just that they want to spoil my name . We are working on how to take him ( baby ) abroad . I am just waiting for the doctors ’ recommendations and then we are off .

“ The doctors are putting their heads together and we are getting somewhere . We have to be very careful ; that is the most important thing . We are already doing something to sustain my sick baby . Last week Thursday , we took him to the hospital for check - up .

“ I just made a video now and sent it online ; I am on air now . I have not absconded ; I am still around and there is no problem . ”

On an online medium , Gistmania , Agoboye was heard saying that he decided not to speak too much because of insecurity, adding that since he was leaving in a slum , he had to stay away from prying eyes .

He added , “ By this week , we will be out of the country . We had to steer clear to ensure security . Where I stay is a slum. I have the passports for me and Beniah ( the baby ) .

“ Again , I could not take calls , having been running around because of the little baby . I have got the passports and we are waiting for the visas . ”

It was , however , gathered that Agoboye ’ s wife had put to bed on January 31 , 2019 , a development that many believed could have increased the artisan ’ s responsibilities .

Source; https://punchng.com/i-didnt-abscond-father-of-child-with-hole-in-the-heart-insists/

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