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A visually impaired mother, Agnes Forte, who reportedly gave birth to twins, is currently stranded in the hospital over unpaid delivery bills.

PUNCH Metro reported that Forte welcomed her newborn babies on Wednesday.

The delivery came after she raised the alarm on November 28, 2023, over the disappearance of her one-year-old baby, Excel, at her residence in the Akowonjo area of Lagos State.

The 32-year-old mother had said she was in the room when the 13-year-old Joy and Excel were playing along the corridor of their apartments.

She said she could no longer hear their voices after a while and attempts to locate their whereabouts since then had been unsuccessful.

While expressing joy for the safe delivery, Agnes hoped that her missing daughter would be found.

Speaking to our correspondent on Monday, Agnes lamented that she had yet to settle the bills accumulated since the delivery at the hospital located in the community.

She said, “I have been unable to leave the hospital since I gave birth to my twins. We were given a bill of N150,000, and my husband could pay N70,000. He has been trying to balance up. We have been told to get ready to vacate the bed we are using because of limited bed spaces. And what this means is that we may end up sleeping on the floor.”

Her husband, John Forte, said he was trying to appeal to the hospital management to sign an undertaking on how to clear the bills.

He said, “It is a thing of joy giving birth to twins, but we are not happy to still keep them here. We hope the management will allow us to sign an undertaking to pay the balance. The longer we stay here, the more our bill accumulates.”

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