A female inmate of the Afokang prison, Calabar (name withheld), has given birth to twins: a boy and girl.
The state Commissioner for Health, Dr. Inyang Asibong, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today, Saturday in Calabar that the lady gave birth to the twins on Thursday at the Prison yard in Calabar.
The commissioner said that she received a distress call from the prison authorities about an inmate with complicated labour issues.
She said that her team immediately swung into action to provide health services to the inmate. Meanwhile, the Cross River State Government has taken responsibility for the wins.
The mother is said to have developed some postpartum morbidity and had to be referred for expert management.
The twins have been named Benedict and Linda.
When NAN correspondent visited the prisons, the authority could not disclose the identity of the lady, saying that it was classified.
An officer who pleaded anonymity, said the lady was currently receiving treatment in a medical facility in Calabar.