AN unidentified lunatic, a female, Wednesday, gave birth to a set of twins with assistance from female citizens at the busy Eku Junction in Ethiope East Local Government Area of Delta State. The twins are a boy and a girl.

It was gathered that the lunatic, who is a regular face in the community, normally solicited alms and sleeps at any available shelter within and around the community.

Recounting the delivery process, Beatrice Ejeta, a staff of Shepherd Care International Orphanage, said she was at home when the proprietor of the orphanage called her, and others, saying a mad woman at Eku junction was in labour.

She said: “I was initially worried if she would cooperate with us. But when I made a ‘come’ sign with my hand, she responded.

“With the assistance of some female shop owners around the junction, we were able to hold her still and I coordinated the delivery, with the male twin coming out leg first.

“We were delighted when the first baby came out, thinking that was all and released our grip on her only for us to notice that as she trekked to a nearby junction, another baby was coming out.

“Immediately, we ran back to her and delivered her of the second child which was a girl.”

A community source disclosed that nobody had claimed responsibility for her pregnancy, but that the babies were taken to Eku Baptist Government Hospital.

The Public Relations Officer of Eku Baptist Government Hospital, Mr. Sagay Tuoyo, confirmed the presence of the babies in the hospital, adding that though he had not been fully briefed on the matter, the hospital was equipped with facilities to handle the babies’ immediate demands and challenges.

Source: Vanguard