Mentally Challenged Woman Gives Birth to Twins at Eku Junction
A female lunatic on Wednesday at the busy Eku junction in
Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State gave
birth to a set of male and female twins with the assistance
of concerned female citizens in the area.
It was gathered that the lunatic who is a regular face in the
community, normally solicit for alms from street to street
and sleeps at any available shelter within around the
Recounting the delivery process, Beatrice Ejeta, a staff of
Shepherd Care International Orphanage home, stated that
she was at home when the proprietor of the orphanage
home called her and others that a mad woman at the Eku
junction was in labour.
According to her, “I was initially worried if she would
comply with us trying to assist her but when I signaled her
to come with my hand, she responded. With the assistance
of some female shop owners around the junction, we were
able to hold her still and I coordinated the delivery with the
male twin coming out leg first.
“We were delighted when the first baby came out thinking
that was all and released our grip on her only for us to
notice that as she trekked to an adjourning junction,
another baby was coming out. Immediately, we ran back to
her and delivered her of the second child which was a girl.”
Though a community source disclosed that nobody has
claimed responsibility for her pregnancy, the source stated
that the babies were taken to the Eku Baptist Government
hospital for medical attention.
Confirming the presence of the babies in the hospital, the
Public Relation Officer, PRO of Eku Baptist Government
hospital, Mr. Sagay Tuoyo stated that though he has not
been fully briefed on the matter, the hospital is equipped
with facilities to handle the immediate demands and
challenges of the babies.