OAU Student Who Gave Birth In Toilet Names Baby

The baby delivered in the toilet of Moremi Hostel by a 400-level student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Oyinlola Rotimi, has been named Nifemi, Okikiola.

Rotimi, who gave birth last Tuesday, was initially accused of attempting to flush her baby boy down the septic tank.

But it was later learnt that Rotimi, who was inexperienced in child bearing, thought she had a stomach upset when she was actually in labour.

The 22-year-old mother, studying Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, had told our correspondent that the circumstances that surrounded the delivery of her baby made her “a celebrity.”

She expressed delight with the birth of the baby, describing her experience as “unforgettable”.

When asked how soon she would have another baby, she said, “not so soon,”

It was gathered that the naming of the baby was low-key due to the examination going on in the school.

One of Rotimi’s friends, who spoke on condition of anonymity on Wednesday night, said Rotimi was “extremely happy” at the naming.

She said, “Today(Wednesday) is one of the days I have seen my friend looking so happy, she is extremely joyous. Although, this is not the actual way we planned it. We should have celebrated more than this if not for the fact that examination is ongoing.

“Most of our colleagues are taking exam and that is the major reason for the small celebration. I am hopeful that when the baby clocks one, we will celebrate it in a bigger way because he is our boy.”

However, some OAU students, who were not at the naming of the baby earlier, created their own fun by organising another ceremony, where they named the baby after the Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof. Bamitale Omole.

The students, who gathered around 10pm on Wednesday, appointed a pastor among them to coordinate the christening.

Among the names the students gave the baby are Oriyomi, Omomoremi, Oluwanimilo, Titilayo, Eniolorunopa, Bamitale Omole.

The father of the baby, a 400-level student of Engineering in OAU, Oyewole Samuel, however, refused to speak on the matter.

But one of his friends, who pleaded anonymity, explained that the father was not happy with the controversy that surrounded the birth of his baby.

He said, “He does not like the controversy and the noise about the birth of the baby. He is a cool person and does not like publicity.”

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