A family of two suddenly became seven as a 28-year-old woman in purdah, Mrs Sakirat Rasaq, was delivered of quintuplets, three boys and two girls, yesterday at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.
The father of the babies, 32-year-old Quranic teacher, Alfa Yusuf Ewenje, said they got to know about the babies during a scan when the pregnancy was three months.
“After the scan, we took her to Adeoyo hospital and they told us that she needed bed rest. They started managing her till yesterday (Monday) when we came here for delivery.
“I am greatly handicapped now because I only make living out of my Quranic teaching class. I want well-meaning people to come to my aid.
“I am using this medium to appeal to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, his wife, Minister of Health, Professor Isaac Adewole, and the Federal Government to come to my aid so that my joy will not turn sour.”His wife, who described herself as a lucky woman, could not be photographed because of her faith as she is in purdah.
The Public Relations Officer of the hospital, Mr. Deji Bobade, said mother and children were doing fine, adding “they need your financial assistance.”
Congratulations to the couple. May God provide for them.