A 42-year-old woman has been delivered of five babies (quintuplets) at Federal Medical Centre (FMC) Lokoja, Kogi State, after 18 years of barrenness.
Both mother, Mrs Uchenna Okeigbo, and her kids are in good condition.
Okeigbo, an indigene of Olokoro Amangbo Community, Umuahia South Local Government Area of Abia State, gave birth to three boys and two girls on April 17 through a Caesarean Section.
The woman expressed gratitude to God for the rare gift of five babies, saying that her wait for 18 years did not end in vain.
“It is not easy to have five children at once,” Okeigbo said.
She showered praises on her husband for standing by her.
The quintuplets, three boys and two girls, weighed 1.3kg 1.6kg, 1.7kg, 1.8kg and 1.9kg, respectively.
However, the first baby, who weighed 1.3kg, is still inside the incubator.
The father of the quintuplets, Mr James Okeigbo, 47, an employee of a private establishment, who was overwhelmed with joy, described the coming of the babies as the happiest moment of his life and his wife as well.
”I thank my wife for retaining her respect for me for this 18 years of childlessness without quarreling with me.
“I am also grateful to her family for standing by us,” Okeigbo said.
He, however, solicited for assistance from government and members of the public to ensure adequate care for the five children.
“As a good citizen of Nigeria, I am appealing to government to help us,” he said.
Dr Grace Ogoke, Consultant, Obstetrician and Gynecologist at FMC, Lokoja, who handled the delivery of the quintuplets, said she was very happy and gave glory to God for the feat.
She said that she delivered the babies on Wednesday April 17, through a Caesarean Section (CS) about 11:45 pm, which coincidentally was her own wedding anniversary day.
”They are three boys and two girls, and they weighed 1.3kg, 1.6kg, 1.7kg, 1.8kg and 1.9kg, respectively. The three boys came first and the one that first came out has the least weight of 1.3kg.
”The baby is put under observation inside an incubator because he weighs less than 1.5 kg but the baby is active,” Ogoke explained.
According to her, the couple approached the FMC when they were seeking for the fruit of the womb with lots of investigations.
”After going through all their investigations, I saw that they would need to be assisted, that spontaneous pregnancy medically speaking might not be achievable, and I advised them to be assisted.
”The procedure for the assisted reproductive technology through In-Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) was successful, and the doctor referred them back to her for management of the pregnancy.
”I feel very happy and I give glory to God for seeing us through, because it was like all of us are pregnant during the pregnancy.
”This is my first time of taking delivery of quintuplets, the highest I have taken was three.
‘It is a relief and achievement for all of us and I thank God for that,” Ogoke said.
The Chief Medical Director of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, Dr Olatunde Alabi, said that experienced gynecologists and pediatricians were deployed to manage the woman from pregnancy to delivery.
Alabi said it was the first time quintuplets will be delivered at the hospital, saying that the management of the pregnancy and successful delivery of the babies underscored the quality of staff at the hospital and their dedication to duty.
The Chief Medical Director, however, pleaded for more support for the centre from the government and corporate organisations, especially in the areas of equipment and funding.
Waiting For A Rapist To Get Rich Before Speaking Out Is An Act Of Gold Digging — Cubana Chief Priest
Popular socialite, Cubana Chief Priest has reacted to the recent social media campaign which has seen many people including the rich and famous being called out for rape.
In his Instagram post, the club manager stated that rape victims who wait for a rapist to get rich or famous before speaking out are gold digging.
He also appealed to parents to teach their children how to speak up to ensure justice is served, because silence endangers others.
Cubana Chief Priest wrote;
“Waiting For A Rapist To Blow Or Get Rich Before Speaking Out Or Reporting To The Right Authorities Is An Act Of Gold Digging N Dragging, Parents We Have To Teach Our Children How To Speak Up Immediately It Helps Authorities In Proper Investigation To Get Justice Served, Why Did It Take You So Much Time To Report What Caused You Severe Pain ?
To Be A Rape Victim No Be Hustle Or Pay Back, I Wonder Why This Recent Calling Out No Dey Reach The Poor Or Don’t The Poor Rape, Lets Be Guided How Can You Wait For Someone Who Raped You When He/She Was Poor To Get Rich N Famous Before Calling Him/Her Out Or Reporting To The Right Authorities, The Chances Of Getting Justice Is Low Because This Person Now Has Money N Fame And Delay Helps Destroy Evidence, Your Silence Endangered The Lives Of So Many People When You Let A Rape Case Slide Or Waste Time, Rape Is Evil It’s Best Tackled As E Dey Hot !!!!
#SayNoToRape Speak Out With No Shame There N Then Don’t Stress The Police, Judiciary N The Masses, Above All Don’t Risk Another Victim As You Wait, The Earlier The Better Rape Evidences Are Easily Determined By Physical Appearance Don’t Let That Heal Before You Speak”.
Man Arraigned For Allegedly Raping His 7-Month-Old Daughter Starting From When She Was 3 Months Old
A 38-year-old man has been arraigned before a Makurdi Chief Magistrate court for allegedly raping his seven-month-old daughter.
The father, named Mr. Simon Emeka, is alleged to have raped daughter Prosper Emeka starting from when she was only 3 months old.
When the case came up in court on Friday, June 5, prosecuting police officer, Sergeant Friday Kanshio told the court that on June 1st, 2020, one Ms. Josephine Habba of No. 34 Modern Market Road Makurdi reported the matter at the Nigerian Police Force ‘D’ Division, Makurdi.
Kanshio said Habba had complained that on the same date, she went to Jestic Hospital in Makurdi with her daughter for treatment and heard one Mrs Favour Emeka crying and telling a nurse that her seven months old baby girl named Prosper Emeka was raped by her husband, Simon Emeka. It was alleged that the accused had been raping the baby since she was three months old.
Kanshio said during police investigation, the suspect was arrested for committing the crime which is contrary to sections 391 and 284 of the penal code law of Benue State.
When the charge was read to him, the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge. However, no plea was taken for want of jurisdiction.
The prosecuting police officer told the court that investigation into the matter was still on and asked for another date to enable the prosecution prove its case.
The trial Magistrate, Mr. Isaac Ajim remanded the accused at the Nigerian Correctional Centre and adjourned the case to August 31, 2020, for further mention.
He Is Your Boyfriend Not Your Boycustomer — Reno Omokri Speaks To Ladies That Are In Relationships Because Of Money
Nigerian popular political critic, Reno Omokri in a recent nugget on Saturday spoke on relationship especially ladies that see their boyfriends as money making machines.
Reno Omokri noted that ladies shouldn’t see their boyfriends as boy customers as what should connect them should be friendship and affection.
He stated people need to know this else they wouldn’t know the meaning of true love.
Reno Omokri wrote, “The word is boyfriend, not boycustomer. What should connect you two is friendship, and affection, not finances and remuneration. I teach this because if we don’t change this mindset, some people will go through life without ever knowing real love.”
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