It was shock and pandemonium in Ifosan area of Ilesa in Osun State when a pregnant woman was delivered of a baby with horn-like appendages on his forehead where the eyes are supposed to be.
The deformed baby which brought fear in the community was born on Friday March 26, 2015, to a 25-year-old woman who had been without a fruit of the womb after three years of marriage.
According to the Tribune Newspaper, what would have been a moment of joy for the family of the woman turned out to be an item of monstrosity and the people of the community have been consulting different deities to stem what they see as an abomination.
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.