RESIDENTS of Otukpo in Benue State, at the weekend, thronged St Theresa Hospital in the town, to catch a glimpse of an object which looked like a monkey, delivered by a woman said to be the wife of a hunter from Oju Local Government Area of the state.
The still birth monster baby shocked the mother who had in the past given birth to nine children. An eyewitness, who said the monkey-like baby was a still born, told the Nigerian Tribune that the hospital was besieged by people who had stormed the place to catch a glimpse of the unusual birth.
The medical director of the hospital, Dr Stanley Bwala, was said to have ascribed the situation to congenital malformation which, according to him, would have been be forestalled with regular ante-natal care. However, the hunter husband was said to have removed the monster from the hospital.