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 the newspaper, the matron of the maternity clinic where the baby was born said:
"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 shocked to the marrow when she eventually delivered the baby with two horns on the head after going into labour 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.
I have never seen such a terrible creature in my life. So, we helped to pack the dead baby and the placenta and handed them over to them before they left our premises. It was indeed a fearful development and we were saddened about it.
This is not something we can celebrate. So, I ordered by nurses and other attendants to keep their mouth shut over the incident.
But, I am very surprised how you people got to know about it and came here to inquire about it. I do not want anyone to make something unnecessary out of this or create problems for us here."