Saturday, 24 September 2016
Baby Born With Very Visible Horns In Osun
( name withheld ) in Ilesa, Osun State. A
woman gave birth to a baby , apparently with a
medical condition that made it appear as if
there were two horns on its head .
According to Saturday Tribune , which
published photos of the strange baby, the birth
of the baby filled the area with tension .
“ It is true the baby was born,” the proprietress
of the maternity centre spoke to the news
platform’ s reporter who visited the hospital .
She only spoke on condition of anonymity .
She said that the woman who gave birth to
the deformed baby was “ about 25 years old
and she has been without a child for three
“ 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, ” she stated .
When asked about the whereabouts of the
woman who was delivered of the baby, the
proprietress declined to give details .
From the picture , the baby could have
suffered from a type of crouzon syndrome, an
autosomal dominant genetic disorder known
as a branchial arch syndrome associated with
gene mutation. It occurs in 1. 6 out of every
100, 000 people .