After a 10-month long pregnancy, single mother, Mrs. Kikelomo Ilori, gave birth on Monday to a baby boy who came along with some interesting literature. Literally speaking.
The 32-year-old new mom, who is a Christian, says her son was born clutching a miniature copy of the Islamic holy book, the Quran, in his hands.
Kikelomo says the father of the child, her husband, abandoned the her and denied responsibility for the pregnancy and encouraged her to abort the child.
He left when she refused to abort the child, saying “that is your own problem”.
“When my baby was delivered holding a Quran in his hand, the nurse said the Quran should be thrown away. But I insisted my mother must see it before any action could be taken,” Kikelomo said.
Senior Rev. Victoria Yetunde Dada, Kikelomo’s spiritual guide said the distressed mother had come to her for prayer and counseling during her lone pregnancy.
“I advised her not to abort the pregnancy because she might die in the process. Again, I told her the foetus was sent by God and will be great,” Dada said.
The mother’s claim of her baby’s first book has been called into question by many, including medical professionals.
Medical Director of Bodet Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Dr. Bode Tawak called it scientifically impossible.
“How big is the baby’s hand to hold the Quran? How big is the Quran? How did the Quran get into her mother’s womb? I don’t know how a Quran can get into a womb. But there are things you can’t explain,” Dr. Tawak responded.
He did not discount it completely, however, saying the many mysterious things have been known to happen in Nigeria.
Herbal medical practitioner, Chief Dr. Bola Adegunloye believes nothing is impossible.