First Siamese twins in Ebonyi
The first siamese twins has been recorded in Ebonyi State as a strange birth threw residents of Umuezeaka Ngbo community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State into confusion when a woman gave birth to conjoined twins otherwise known as Siamese twins.
Daily Sun, on Monday 26th December, 2016 gathered that the incident was the first of its kind in the history of Ebonyi State even as residents of the Umuezeaka Ngbo community had allegedly deserted their homes for fear of being visited by the gods for the birth of “strange beings.”
Mrs. Agbo Josephine, a mother of four had gone into labour on December 16 and went to the maternity in her village where she had registered for her antenatal but could not deliver her baby normally.
It was reported that when the delivery got complicated, she was referred to a hospital in Abakaliki, where Dr. Chudi Egbuonu of St. Theresa’s Hospital, attended to her case.
Though the conjoined twins were delivered through cesarean operation arising from complication during delivery, they were confirmed dead.
However, Dr. Egbunonu explained that the development could be attributed to taking harmful medication including herbal drugs, especially in early pregnancy.