A housewife and mother of nine children has delivered a monkey-like monster
in Otukpo, headquarters of Idoma nation in Benue State. The bizarre delivery
took place at the weekend at St Theresa Hospital Otukpo by the woman said to be
the wife of a hunter from Oju local government area of the state.
abnormal delivery, Daily Sun gathered, was said to have surprised the mother who
had successfully delivered nine children in the past and was having her 10th
Eyewitnesses said the monster was stillborn adding that several
residents of the town, especially those at the nearby Otukpo main market rushed
to the hospital to see for themselves.
Medical Director of the hospital,
Dr Stanley Bwala described the development as conginental malformation.
Bwala maintained that the malformation could have been forestalled if the woman
was attending antenatal care regularly and advised pregnant women to always
avail themselves to routine ante natal treatment.
Daily Sun gathered
that as soon as the hunter heard about the delivery, he came and removed the
monster from the hospital even as observers believed the abnormal birth was a
usual occurrence to hunters who have killed several animals during hunting.