Nigerian mother of quintuplets ‘fights’ to remain in the UK

Date: 07-07-2011 5:47 pm (10 years ago) | Author: Lydia Anudja
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A Nigerian, Bimbo Ayelobola, who gave birth to a set of quintuplets while on a visit to UK, may soon be deported if her application for visa extension fails.

Mrs Ayelobola, 33, was granted a six-month visa in December to visit her relations in London but gave birth to three girls and two boys at Homerson Hospital, in April.

She is now seeking for a six-month extension of her visa because she considers her quintuplets too frail to travel.

Mrs Ayelobola told journalists that she took fertility drug ‘Clomid’ in 2010 in Lagos and when she discovered she was pregnant in November, she applied for a visa to visit her sisters in London.

“I had already had miscarriages and couldn’t bear the stress another pregnancy will cause.

“I decided to visit my family in London; I thought I would stand a better chance of avoiding another miscarriage in a calmer place with friends and family,” she said.

She further said she wanted to remain in the UK so that she and the children would continue to get the support of her relations.

Meanwhile, hospital sources told the Europe correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in London that the babies were delivered after “a complex” caesarean section.

“The five babies were each treated in a special-care unit at a cost of about 1,000 pounds a day because they were born prematurely.

“This would cost 35,000 pounds for a week’s care which she cannot afford to pay,” the source said.

Reacting, the United Kingdom Border Agency, which handles immigration matters, said it would thoroughly investigate any reports of anyone breaking the terms of their visas.

An official, who craved anonymity, told NAN that the agency officials frequently reported cases of passengers arriving in an advanced state of pregnancy after securing visitor’s visa.

“About 150 cases a year have been identified at Gatwick Airport including some who have used the National Health Service (NHS) for previous births and have not paid their bills,” the source said.

The source also said the quintuplets did not have an automatic right to British citizenship, in spite of being born in the UK.

“To qualify, they would need at least one parent who is British, or who has indefinite leave to remain in the country,” the source added.

NAN recalls that the UK government in March announced new immigration rules which stated that any overseas visitor owing more than 1,000 pounds under the NHS will not be allowed into the country until the debt was paid off.

It also stipulated more robust procedures for charging foreign nationals who use the NHS.

Posted: at 7-07-2011 05:47 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
- baliba at 7-07-2011 07:34 PM (10 years ago)
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 A Nigerian, Mrs Bimbo Ayelobola, who gave birth to a set of quintuplets while on a visit to UK, may soon be deported if her application for visa extension fails.Ayelobola, 33, was granted a six months visa in December to visit her relations in London but gave birth to three girls and two boys at Homerson Hospital, in April.

She is now seeking for a six- month extension of her visa because she considers her quintuplets too frail to travel.

Ayelobola told journalists that she took fertility drug 'Clomid' in 2010 in Lagos and when she discovered she was pregnant in November, she applied for a visa to visit her sisters in London.

"I had already had miscarriages and couldn't bear the stress another pregnancy will cause.

"I decided to visit my family in London; I thought I would stand a better chance of avoiding another miscarriage in a calmer place with friends and family,'' she said.

She further said she wanted to remain in UK so that she and the children would continue to get the support of her relations.

Meanwhile, hospital sources told the Europe correspondent of the News Agency of Nigeria in London that the babies were delivered after 'a complex' caesarean section.

"The five babies were each treated in a special-care unit at a cost of about 1,000 pounds a day because they were born prematurely.

"This would cost 35,000 pounds for a week's care which she cannot afford to pay,'' the source said.

Reacting, the United Kingdom Border Agency, which handles immigration matters, said it would thoroughly investigate any reports of anyone breaking the terms of their visas.

An official, who craved anonymity, told NAN that the agency officials frequently reported cases of passengers arriving in an advanced state of pregnancy after securing visitor's visa.
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Posted: at 7-07-2011 07:34 PM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- dirtykid at 7-07-2011 07:40 PM (10 years ago)
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Is it because she's not an European or American woman, now the UK Border Agency start quoting their laws.. Silly world, they should grant that woman and those kids straight visas to remain there and take proper treatment... Why Men of this world are heartless and showing discrimination here and there.. Image such little kids that knows nothing about visas or anything.. all they need is life and care at this moment.  Sad Sad

Posted: at 7-07-2011 07:40 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- onyin at 7-07-2011 08:11 PM (10 years ago)
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That's sad.But she broke the law.All she would have done was go back home,atleast her kids were born here. they can allys come back.
Posted: at 7-07-2011 08:11 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- dirtykid at 7-07-2011 08:26 PM (10 years ago)
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@Onyii.............Who made the laws ?? are they not humans or some ghost ?? With the conditions those kids were born, how can someone fly 5 kids for 5 or more hours because of some Laws ?? please visa laws could be considerable as in this kind of issue, the same silly people claiming to be of help to Human aids in Africa and so on, will see one at their door step and they'll never recognize it.... is all bullshit program HUMAN AIDS and so on.  Undecided Undecided

Posted: at 7-07-2011 08:26 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- onyin at 7-07-2011 08:43 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: dirtykid on  7-07-2011 08:26 PM
@Onyii.............Who made the laws ?? are they not humans or some ghost ?? With the conditions those kids were born, how can someone fly 5 kids for 5 or more hours because of some Laws ?? please visa laws could be considerable as in this kind of issue, the same silly people claiming to be of help to Human aids in Africa and so on, will see one at their door step and they'll never recognize it.... is all bullshit program HUMAN AIDS and so on.  Undecided Undecided
I feel you.but wat can Africans do?.mostly Nigerians.Since Tony Blair left,its been a different story entirely.I wish Naija can change,as in change for good.not one minute change.and trust me,the chances of them allowing her to stay is very very very slim.Becos all they will say is that Nigeria is safe(as in no war).This things happens all the time.and even now that they are trying to please their people and to show them they are now tougher on immigration law.so her going to media might not help.becos sum of them are really heartless,they dont care.just aslong as she's not EU.
Posted: at 7-07-2011 08:43 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- ajanni at 7-07-2011 09:49 PM (10 years ago)
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yeah, i read about this story some where a few days ago.let the fed, govt send her a presidental jet to brings them back home,
Posted: at 7-07-2011 09:49 PM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- ajanni at 7-07-2011 10:11 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on  7-07-2011 09:49 PM
yeah, i read about this story some where a few days ago.let the fed, govt send her a presidental jet to brings them back home,






Posted: at 7-07-2011 10:11 PM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- xena15 at 7-07-2011 10:24 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: dirtykid on  7-07-2011 07:40 PM
Is it because she's not an European or American woman, now the UK Border Agency start quoting their laws.. Silly world, they should grant that woman and those kids straight visas to remain there and take proper treatment... Why Men of this world are heartless and showing discrimination here and there.. Image such little kids that knows nothing about visas or anything.. all they need is life and care at this moment.  Sad Sad

Posted: at 7-07-2011 10:24 PM (10 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ajanni at 7-07-2011 10:24 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on  7-07-2011 09:49 PM
yeah, i read about this story some where a few days ago.let the fed, govt send her a presidental jet to brings them back home,







Posted: at 7-07-2011 10:24 PM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- onyin at 7-07-2011 10:34 PM (10 years ago)
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awwwwwwwwwwww tht's really cute.
Posted: at 7-07-2011 10:34 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- ajanni at 7-07-2011 10:42 PM (10 years ago)
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 Grin Grin Grin
all in one basket
Posted: at 7-07-2011 10:42 PM (10 years ago) | Grande Master
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- onyin at 7-07-2011 11:02 PM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on  7-07-2011 10:42 PM
Grin Grin Grin
all in one basket
its good.I pray for twins Grin
Posted: at 7-07-2011 11:02 PM (10 years ago) | Hero
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- feyee at 8-07-2011 03:08 AM (10 years ago)
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i feel for her
Posted: at 8-07-2011 03:08 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- HardcoreAunt at 8-07-2011 03:14 AM (10 years ago)
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babies cute La.  Grin
Posted: at 8-07-2011 03:14 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- tunde68600 at 8-07-2011 03:38 AM (10 years ago)
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she should have tried another European country and not UK. Uk is very strict now. i wouldnt blame the white men cause what Nigerians do in diaspora is worth hatred. The case of a human traffic from UK to Spain and Greece is a very good example. DO you think Nigerians has the same treatment as Ghana or South Africans??
Posted: at 8-07-2011 03:38 AM (10 years ago) | Newbie
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- okwas at 8-07-2011 03:41 AM (10 years ago)
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HUMMMMMM GOD HELP DOES CHILDREN
Posted: at 8-07-2011 03:41 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- smithengal at 8-07-2011 03:57 AM (10 years ago)
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Quote from: ajanni on  7-07-2011 10:42 PM
Grin Grin Grin
all in one basket

A basketful
Posted: at 8-07-2011 03:57 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- succee at 8-07-2011 04:02 AM (10 years ago)
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woww!!! lovely kids... i pray 4 twins
Posted: at 8-07-2011 04:02 AM (10 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Omapri at 8-07-2011 04:46 AM (10 years ago)
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smh
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