See Photos: Nursing student allegedly impregnated by lecturer gives birth, lecturer rejects the baby.
A 28-year-old nursing student of Ogun State Health College of Health Technology in Ilese Ijebu has given birth. The girl was allegedly impregnated by her lecturer who has refused to accept the child.
The 28-year-old gave birth without any complication at the General Hospital, Epe, Lagos State, on Thursday.
Newsmen had stated that Mosunmola and her lecturer, Dr Seyi Adu, had a sexual intercourse in a hotel someday in August 2016.
While Mosunmola claimed that she was coerced into the relationship by Adu after she failed his course, Adu stated he was seduced by his student whom he never loved or dated.
After lecturers, the head of Adu’s department and provost of health in the university tried in vain to mediate in the matter, the case was taken before the ministry of justice.
An official in the ministry was said to have brokered a deal between the events as Adu agreed to be paying Mosunmola a monthly allowance of N5,000.
The settlement reportedly broke down in March 2017 when Mosunmolapresented a list of toddler items which she valued at N50,000. Adu was said to have turned down the request.
Our correspondent reported that the situation got worse to a head when pregnant Mosunmola, who claimed to be an orphan, confronted Adu during a lecture, which resulted in a fight.
She was said to have reported a case of assault against the lecturer at the Ilese Police Division.
Mosunmola had lamented that she was due for delivery in May, but had yet to procure child materials.
After Newsmen tried in vain to reach her in view that last Monday, a call to her phone finally sailed through on Thursday.
After changing pleasantries, she told our correspondent that she was delivered of an infant boy on Thursday.
She said, “I gave birth to a baby boy this morning (Thursday) at the universal hospital. It was a normal delivery without any complication. The labour started around 12 am (Thursday) and I first went to a herbal home. However, when the traditional midwives could not manage it, they took me to the general hospital around 5 am and finally put to bed at about 6.30am.
“The leadership of the church, where I have been, staying has shown me support. They brought food to me this morning to which I cannot repay their kind gesture.
“I called Adu’s family members this morning to break the news to them. I also called him and he thanked me for turning him into a star. We were still talking when my phone battery went dead. I used someone’s phone to name him again and requested him to call me on that phone, but he refused. I could no longer charge the phone battery in time due to the electricity situation in my area.”
Mosunmola told our correspondent she owed health centre bills which totalled about N20,000, appealing for support from well-meaning Nigerians.
When our correspondent called Adu, who already had two girls with his wife, and asked if he was aware of the development, he declined to comment and terminated the call.
The Ogun State Commissioner for Health, Tunde Ipaye, said the committee set up to investigate the count had turned in its findings, adding that it was discovered that the matter had been mediated through the Citizens Right Department of the Ministry of Justice.
He said, “From the investigation, we discovered that the lady was indeed a student where the lecturer taught. But when the affair started, she had completed the school. There was disagreement between them on who was responsible for the pregnancy. The lady had claimed that another man was responsible for it, but that she wanted money for her upkeep. When conversation broke down between them, she insisted that the pregnancy belonged to the man.
“She went to report the case at the Citizens Rights Department, Ministry of Justice, Ijebu Ode. The office mediated with a written Memorandum of Understanding which was signed by the parties. The man agreed to be paying her N5,000 every month.
“The man has been fulfilling his part of the bargain since that time. The lady then demanded N250,000 for accommodation, which used to be not part of the agreement, and the man refused. He said if the baby turned out to be his, he would accept it. These are all documented.
“Although there are ethical issues, their agreement seems to have negated the ethical concerns because they have additionally signed the MoU and the man had accepted to take responsibility, including informing his wife.”
A top source at the General Hospital, Epe, established that Mosunmola had been delivered of a baby boy.