In a statement signed by Biodun Olanrewaju, Obafemi Awolowo University’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), on Thursday, the school described the report that their student tied to flush away her newborn as incorrect.
Mr. Olanrewaju said that an interaction with the mother of the baby, Diana Rotimi Oyinlola by the Security Unit of the university among other university officials, revealed that the student was willing to have the child.
“The truth is that there was a delivery of a baby boy by an inexperienced mother, who in her naivety, thought she was pressed by call of nature, while she was actually in labour pains.
“Prior to the childbirth, the inexperienced mother had discovered that she was bleeding and went to the toilet only to observe that something expelled into the water closet.
“It was at that juncture that she screamed and shouted for help when one of her friends Satope Oladayo, heard her distress voice and quickly traced her to the toilet from their room. “It was when Satope entered the toilet and found the baby that she (Satope) called an elderly cleaner for assistance because the two of them were novice in childbearing,” the statement stated.
The father of the new baby is a 400- level student of Mechanical Engineering, while the 20-year-old mother is also a final year student in the same university.
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