Mutiat Abiona,a 19-year-old girl, has given birth to a baby girl without knowing that she was pregnant. She delivered the baby at Ilu Iboro, on Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, when she went to visit a relative.
According to an eyewitness, Mutiat, at the relative’s place, complained of stomach pain and before they knew what was happening, she gave birth to the baby beside the wall there. Neighbours, who were surprised by the development called for a doctor’s assistance.
She denied having knowledge of the pregnancy but admitted having a boyfriend, Lekan, a 20-year-old brick layer. Her mother, who was at the scene, corroborated her claim, saying they had gone to do some tests in the hospital and they were told that there was nothing in her womb.
Her words: “She told me that she always met Lekan every weekend. She lives with me and throughout these last 9 months, there was no sign of the pregnancy. She still wrote the last November/December WASSCE.” .
However, a medical doctor Monsurah Kadri, said “It is not a new occurrence. We do see it. It is possible that her stomach would not bulge. When some people, despite being pregnant, still see some blood, they may think they are on their period but it is not.”..