A middle-aged man, Mudashiru Sheriffdeen, on Tuesday, took to his heels immediately he was told his wife, Taiwo, gave birth to a baby boy who had no arms.
Reports said the baby boy was born around 2pm at a private hospital, Majotal Medical Clinic, at Ilogbo area of Ado/Odo-Ota Local Government Area of Ogun state. He weighed 3.25kg at birth.
It was later learnt that the man vowed not to accept the baby, telling the government to claim ownership.
The baby’s mother said her husband ran away when he was told that the baby had no arms.
Her words:“This is my first child and I do not know why I had to give birth to this kind of a baby. Immediately my husband was informed that his son had deformity, he had not come to see me.
“He is a commercial bus driver, and we had been married now for almost two years before God decided to answer our prayers.
“When I was pregnant, we took every step that the doctor directed us to take, but we did not know why we came about this calamity.”
While pleading for assistance from well meaning Nigerians, Mrs Sheriffdeen said: “I have been warned by both my husband and our landlord not to bring the child home.
“The hospital management has asked us to leave the hospital. Now this child and I have nowhere to go. I do not need this baby. I want government to come and adopt him.”