Thursday, May 10, 2012
PICTURES: Baby Born With Quran In Lagos
His mother, Mrs. Kikelomo Ilori, 32, a
Cosmetologist, told P.M.NEWS that he was
born on Monday after she had carried the
pregnancy for about 10 months. The single
mother claimed she was abandoned by her
husband who denied responsibility for the
pregnancy and encouraged her to abort it.
The woman told P.M.NEWS yesterday:
“When I refused to abort the pregnancy, he
deserted me, saying ‘that is your own
problem’.” Mrs. Ilori expressed surprise at
the birth of the boy. She added that the
nurse who delivered her of the baby was
physically challenged, but went about it
“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, who is a Christian,
Corroborating the story, Senior Rev.
Victoria Yetunde Dada said during the
pregnancy, Kikelomo was always coming to
her for prayers and counselling.
“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,” Apostle Mother Dada told
our correspondent. Controversy has
continued to trail the seemingly spurious
Reacting, Medical Director of Bodet Hospital,
Ikeja, Lagos, Dr. Bode Tawak said
scientifically, it was not possible for a baby
to be born holding a Quran.
“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 said while the
incident cannot be explained medically, in
Nigeria many mysterious things happen. A
Kaduna-based medical practitioner, Dr.
Munir Yusuf said from a medical point of
view, it was not possible, but added that
depending on the size of the Quran, it was
He explained that if the Quran is small
enough to pass through the diameter of
the vagina, with the child, it is possible. In
the same vein, a herbal medicine
practitioner, Chief Dr. Bola Adegunloye
believes nothing is impossible, but said too
much importance must not be placed on
– Culled from PM News.
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 5:21 AM