The Chief Medical Director (CMD) of Yusjib Industrial Medicare, Ilorin, Dr Yusuf Abdulraheem, says he has discovered a young lady that has been faking pregnancy for close to nine months. Abdulraheem told newsmen on Tuesday in Ilorin that he discovered that the lady used clothing as a disguise for the pregnancy by stuffing them under her normal clothes to make her appear pregnant.
According to the doctor, he made the discovery while trying to examine the lady who is in her early twenties. He said that the lady identified herself as Azeezat Abubakar.
The CMD said that the lady who was brought to the hospital for delivery, identified herself as Azeezat Abubakar. He added that he became suspicious when she refused to be examined.
“She has been using my hospital name to claim money at home, telling her family she is doing her ante-natal in Yusjib. When her family brought her, I noticed that i had never seen her face before, but for the benefit of doubt, I told her to remove her folder which she could not locate.
“In the absence of one, I opened a new folder for her; I requested she come to the couch for examination only for her to be squatting.
“It was her mother-in-law who forced her to the couch and as I tried to examine her tommy, I discovered it was clothes she padded there’’, Abdulraheem said.
The doctor condemned the incident and urged mothers to monitor their young girls closely.
He also wondered why the mother-in-law did not discover the fake pregnancy for close to nine months.