How baby died after I ignored mother’s appeal for assistance – Tonto Dikeh

Tonto Dikeh

Actress Tonto Dikeh has recollected how a baby died after she ignored and deleted a message from the child’s mother seeking medical assistance.

The actress turned politician narrated this in an Instagram post on Wednesday saying that she will hate herself for a long time.

Tonto Dikeh explained that she decided to ignore the message because she was defrauded a few weeks ago which made her angry.

She wrote: “Few weeks ago I helped a random fan with almost half a million naira( 370K) cause they had mad challenges and she showed a baby and all, one week later I just wanted to check on them. Boom the account has been deleted, I took it with good faith. I was so pissed, and felt used and taken for granted but I move on.

“FF to two days ago, I saw a similar message, seeking medical assistance. The way I deleted and ignored the message eh, this morning I opened my Dm the mother told me her son died. My eyes hurt from crying. My heart aches so bad.”

Captioning the post, the mother of one added: “I will hate myself for a very long time. See the amount of damage one person’s lies and choices have caused. My heart goes out to everyone going thru one thing or the other!

“I will beat myself up for this for as long as I stop feeling guilt but the person who made me ignore that message I pray you suffer more than the grieving mothers.”

Tonto was announced as the running mate of Rivers State governorship aspirant Tonte Ibraye under the African Democratic Congress (ADC) in a statement on Instagram on June 24.

Born into a family of seven from Obio-Akpor in Rivers State, the 36-year-old lost her mother when she was three years old. She was raised by her stepmother, who has two children.