A female inmate of the Afokang prison in Calabar, the Cross River state capital has given birth to twins, a boy and girl.
Naija News understands that the state Commissioner for Health, Inyang Asibong with speaking with newsmen on Saturday, said that the lady gave birth to her set of twins on Thursday at the Calabar prison yard.
The commissioner said she received a distress call from the prison authorities about an inmate with complicated labour issues, but her team immediately swung into action to provide health services to the inmate.
“The Cross River Government has taken responsibility for a set of twins delivered by a female inmate of the Calabar Prisons.
“The lady was delivered of a set of twins, a boy and a girl, and unfortunately developed some postpartum morbidity and had to be referred for expert management.
“The state government had taken over management of the babies and already christened them Benedict and Linda Ayade
“While awaiting full recovery of the mother. This also highlights the magnanimity of the governor in ensuring no child goes to bed hungry,” she said.
The authorities of the prison refused to release the name of the inmate who gave birth to newsmen, saying it was classified as she was still an inmate.