Tragedy: Man loses pregnant wife to scarcity of New Naira in Kaduna

As scarcity of new Naira continues to hit hard, a heavily pregnant woman in Kasuwan Magani, Kajuru LGA who was due for delivery lost her life after all efforts by her husband to withdraw money from the bank failed.

James Auta, the husband of the deceased, who narrated his ordeal, said he went with his wife to the hospital on Monday where the doctor asked him to deposit money before he could examine her.

According to him: “I ran to my bank to withdraw money, but was told no money. I went back looking for POS operators, but I could not find any because, since the issue of new currency began, most POS operator locked up their business centre.”

As he could not access his money, the couple decided to return home, trusting God for safe delivery, leading to his wife bleeding to death, he said.

”My wife began labour around 11 pm. Since I could not withdraw any money, I called the attention of a nurse within our locality. But as my wife delivered, blood was coming out non-stop. All efforts by the nurse to stop the bleeding failed,” he recalled.

Staff Writer

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