A tip was given to the Saturday Tribune photos of the strange baby birthed at the Ifosan area of Ilesa in Osun state, the arrival of which caused fear and panic among the nurses and the proprietress of the maternity centre. The tip also described the hospital and the geography of its area of operation. The description was vivid and accurate for the news correspondent to locate the health center where the baby was born.
Speaking with Saturday Tribune during the visit on Thursday, the proprietress, (she is called matron by her staff) said the woman who gave birth to this deformed baby was “about 25 years old and she has been without a child for three years.” She explained that “this woman lives in one of the farm settlements on the outskirt of Ilesa, she registered for antenatal service here so when she wanted to put to bed her relatives rushed her here to deliver the baby.
But we were amazed when she eventually delivered the baby with two horns on the head after going into labor for some hours. By the time she was delivered of the baby, it was already dead and we had to separate it from the placenta. She would not reveal the whereabouts of the woman who delivered the baby.
“I cannot give you any details about her. Like I told you, she lives in one of the farm settlements on the outskirts of Ilesa and I don’t really know the area and I want you to leave me out of this matter,” she added.