FROM her prison cell, 17- year-old Miss Comfort Monday has delivered what under normal circumstances would have been a bundle of joy to every mother, a bouncing baby girl, but the controversy still trailing that pregnancy has stolen smile from the teenager’s face. At the popular and ever busy Lagos Island Maternity hospital in Lagos where she gave birth a fortnight ago, the atmosphere has remained charged with apprehension that an evil clique is allegedly conniving with some persons within and from outside the hospital to steal the child of controversy, National Daily Weekend intelligence scooped.

Rather than celebrations, Comfort has been going through a period of sorrow and gnashing of teeth as feelers emanating from the hospital sources have it that Wintua Nadin, the 50-year-old divorcee businessman, who allegedly impregnated this his erstwhile house-help and dumped her in prison over theft claims, to cover his shame act, is bracing for a new trick to thwart an imminent paternity test that may nail him.
An impeccable source told National Daily Weekend that Nadin to evade the wrath of law is allegedly quietly working through some officials at the Kirikiri maximum prison in Apapa to have the management of the hospital discharge Comfort without delay.

The game plan, our correspondent gathered is that once the baby leaves the hospital, she will be taken to a certain remote area outside Lagos so no a deoxy-nucleic acid (DNA) test would be carried out on the innocent baby to determine whether or not Nadin is the biological father as claimed by Comfort.

However, some non-governmental organizations(NGOs) have stepped into the abandoned child-mother’s case and raised alarm to draw the attention of President Goodluck Jonathan as well as the international community to the paternity scandal.

National Daily Weekend further gathered that some prison officials may have compromised, which informed the pressure they have been piling on the management of the hospital to discharge Comfort and her baby as soon as possible.

National Daily Weekend ‘s several attempts to get the views of Nadin on the issue proved abortive. When our correspondent put a call through to his telephone on Wednesday, he picked and when asked of the saga, simply switched off, saying he cannot speak with journalist on the matter.
He also did not reply to a text message sent to his cell-phone. On another trial, he picked the call, but swiftly said “wrong number.”
But when traced to his house, on Thursday, he was said to be away, but later returned. A short drama ensued when accosted by this correspondent:

Correspondent : I am from National Daily Weekend. The journalist who called severally in the past two days and later sent a text message.
Nadin: Out burst! You journalists should stop writing on this matter; it is already a bad case. He stormed off. Threatening to deal with those reporting on the case.

But, sources who spoke with our correspondent at his Owode street residence in Abule Egba, Lagos ahead of his return, alleged that the businessman is a womanizer, who once impregnated a teenage girl called Christiana, but she was coerced to abort the pregnancy
But, from all indications, it seems Nadin, who also with all seriousness threatened to deal with our correspondent is indeed panicky and confused following the public interest generated by the teenage pregnancy.

It could be recalled that in the 224 edition of our widely read newspaper, National Daily Weekend, we published a story captioned Pathetic: Teenager Impregnated, Abandoned In Prison. In the report, Nadin was alleged to have impregnated Comfort Monday and to cover his sins accused the girl of stealing
Comfort Monday’s baby, said to resemble Mr. Nadum
his N200,000 ; and in connivance with his security guard on the run to have also stolen N96,000 , money realized from the sales of compressors.

According to our report, the businessman allegedly got the police from Oko Oba police station in Agege, Lagos involved in the matter, which led to the arrest and detention of Comfort along side one Kennedy, a neighbour whom Nadin claimed shared out of the loot.
Abule Egba Magistrate Court in Lagos in its judgment on the case granted Comfort and Kennedy bail but no one could surety the pregnant teenager, so she has since remained in the prison cell till her delivery date.

Comfort was delivered to Nadin by her father, Ezekiel Monday on the condition that the businessman could send her to school in exchange for domestic services. However, she was in JSS 2 for about a month when the man allegedly began to sleep with her and eventually battered her when she complained of missing her period and thereby becoming pregnant for the man she called “uncle.”

Speaking with our correspondent on the matter, Comforts father, Mr. Monday, a farmer in Alimini, Port Harcourt, Rivers State and Comfort regretted handling over her daughter to Nadin, saying that she was 16-years-old when she arrived in Lagos.

He however pleaded with the government to assist him out of the present predicament, since according to him, “ I am a poor farmer, but I love my children dearly.”

However, our correspondent further gathered that some NGOs are planning to sponsor Monday to Lagos to authenticate the age of his daughter.
The attention of the National Human Rights Commission, and Mediacom among others have been drawn to the matter. These human rights bodies are bracing for from the international community to exert justice for the defiled and imprisoned teenage girl in court of law.

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