Pregnant Woman Gives Birth to Baby Without Arms in Ogun State; Father Runs Away

February 26, 2015 7:11 am
The baby

The arrival of a baby in every home heralds joy. But this was not the
case for of Bosun Street, Ifo in the Ifo Local
Government Area of Ogun State.

The wife, Taiwo, was on Tuesday delivered of a baby boy who had no arms.
The baby boy weighed 3.25 kilogrammes at birth and was born around 2pm
at a private hospital, Majotal Medical Clinic at the Ilogbo area of
Ado/Odo-Ota Local Government Area of the state.

The mother of the baby told MetroPlus that immediately she gave birth to the baby boy, her husband took to his heels on hearing that the baby was born without arms.

Expressing her sadness, she said:

“This is my first child and I do not know why I gave birth to this kind
of a baby. Immediately my husband was informed that his son had
deformity, he ran away and had not come to see me. He is a commercial
bus driver, and we had been married now for almost two years before God
decided to answer our prayers. 

When I was pregnant, we took every steps that the doctor directed us to
take, but we did not know why we came about this calamity.”

While pleading for assistance from well meaning Nigerians, Mrs Sheriffdeen said:

“I have been warned by both my husband and our landlord not to bring the
child home. The hospital management has asked us to leave the hospital.
Now, this child and I have nowhere to go, I don’t need this baby. I
want government to adopt him.”

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