A popular cleric and philanthropist, Apostle Chibuzor Chinyere, has cleared the medical bill of the baby seized by a private maternity home in the Ikoku axis of Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
The General Overseer of Omega Power Ministries in Port Harcourt disclosed this in a statement signed by his media aide, Kenneth Nwachi, on Friday.
According to the statement, Chinyere was approached by the young lady identified as Miss Ekenam James, crying that her baby was taken from her by the hospital management after she delivered the baby girl but was unable to pay the N15,000 hospital bill.
The statement read, “When my ADC confronted the owner of the maternity demanding for the release of the child to her mother, but the owner of the hospital said the girl delivered in her maternity and was billed N15, 000 which she was unable to pay.
“As a result, the baby was seized from her pending when she pays. So my ADC put a call to me and I transferred the N15,000 so the baby could be released. For two hours my ADC begged the maternity owner, but she refused to produce the baby.
“So when my ADC identified himself as a police officer, saying he would go to the nearest police station to invite his fellow policemen. That was when she became afraid and started making calls and the baby was brought back.”
The statement further said the cleric has moved the mother and child to the OPM rehabilitation centre where homeless and street girls are rehabilitated and taught different vocational skills.