I am compelled by extreme urgency, to alert the Nigerian Government, the Inspector General of Police, the Nigerian Immigration Service, the American Embassy in Nigeria, the media, international community and the general public about the ongoing sinister efforts by a Nigerian American couple, Mr. Gamaliel Onyeka Onyemaobi and his wife Mrs. Shullam Francisca C. A. Onyemaobi, to use the instrumentality of the National Central Bureau (NCB) of the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) at the Police Force Headquarters in Abuja to forcefully and illegally seize a set of twins (males) from their genetic, biological and surrogate mother, Ms. Gift Chinyere Solomon.
Our client, Ms. Gift Chinyere Solomon, was approached by her aunt, Mrs. Shullam Francisca C. A. Onyemaobi, and her husband, Mr. Gamaliel Onyeka Onyemaobi, to be a surrogate mother for them since they were unable to bear children on their own as a couple. After much pressure, our client agreed to the surrogacy process based on three immutable conditions, namely:
Mr. Gamaliel Onyeka Onyemaobi and his wife Mrs. Shullam Francisca C. A. Onyemaobi are in Nigeria to allegedly seize a set of twins from their surrogate mother. Photo: Inibehe Effiong
1. That the couple who are dual citizens of Nigeria and the United States of America (USA), would secure American Visa for her and ensure that she travels to the USA where they would sponsor her in a Nursing programme in a school in the USA;
2. That they will pay for her parents’ urgently needed surgeries; and
3. That they will fully cater for her personal, antenatal and postnatal needs and other essential and ancillary needs.
Following the acceptance of the above conditions by Mr. and Mrs. Onyemaobi, our client was admitted at a fertility clinic in Lagos State in the month of February 2021 where she successfully underwent the process of traditional surrogacy resulting in her pregnancy and eventual delivery of a set of male twins named Chukwuemeka and Chinonso.
However, our client briefed us that soon after she donated her eggs which were extracted from her and artificially inseminated using spe*m purportedly from Mr. Onyemaobi, which resulted in her pregnancy, the couple abandoned her to her fate and did not show reasonable concern or care towards her and her unborn babies. It took persistent complaints from our client before the couple reluctantly sent a paltry sum of N600,000 (Six Hundred Thousand Naira only) to her at two instalments of N400,000 and N200,000 respectively.
The said sum of money was not, and could not have been sufficient to cater for the expensive antenatal and postnatal medical and related needs of our client and the set of twins. All efforts by our client to get the couple to keep to the promises they made to her proved abortive. Apart from processing an international passport for our client, the couple also reneged on their promise to take our client to the USA and sponsor her in a Nursing programme.
As if the betrayal was not enough, the couple also refused to sponsor the urgently needed surgeries of our client’s parents. Our client’s father died on her birthday on the 9th of January, 2022 after battling sickness without getting the needed medical attention due to lack of funds. Our client’s mother is still battling her medical condition with no funds to undergo the needed surgery.
Our client’s newly married husband who had consented to the surrogacy arrangement while they were dating, out of his kindness and love for her his wife and the twins, took responsibility for the welfare and medical needs of our client and the two children. He assumed a fatherly role for the babies before their birth, while they were in the incubator for one month, after their birth and up to this moment. The children were born prematurely at 8 months of pregnancy which warranted their incubation.
Suddenly, Mr. and Mrs. Onyemaobi have returned from the United States, and are now in Nigeria seeking to reap where they did not sow (it takes more than sp*rm donation to be a parent) by recruiting INTERPOL and the Nigeria Police Force to forcefully and illegally seize our client’s 7 months old babies from her. The INTERPOL is now desperately hunting our client and her husband and their immediate family members with the sole intention of seizing the set of twins from them, with the likelihood of the babies being smuggled out of the country.