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
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
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, rebuffed attempts by reporters
to chat with him.
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

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