Woman Dies Two Days After Giving Birth To Twins In Prison


An unnamed inmate of the Calabar Prisons has died of postnatal complications, two days after the birth of her twin babies.

The woman delivered her babies at the General Hospital Calabar on April 17 but died at the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital days later.

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Calabar State Prison Command, ASP Effanga Etim, the inmate died due to complications arising from Caesarean Section.

The deceased was remanded by a High Court in Calabar on November 5, 2018, with six month-old pregnancy for the offence of child stealing. However, she reportedly attended ante-natal care regularly at the General Hospital, Calabar.

“On 17th of April, 2019 by 1:30pm when her labour began, she was admitted in the same hospital and a Caesarean Section was carried out on her,’’ PUNCH reported.

Refuting the claims that the twins were delivered in the prison, ASP Effanga said that there has not been any delivery in the Calabar prison infirmary for the past four years, even though the infirmary is well equipped to handle health emergencies that may arise.

The Calabar State Government has revealed its commitment to caring for the children.


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  1. Juliet Stephen

    Juliet Stephen

    April 26, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    I think it’s so wrong to put a pregnant woman in prison, more so one with multiple pregnancy. At the end, three persons were reprimanded in prison for a crime of one. Some other measures would have been used till she safely puts to birth and nurtured her babies for 6 months b4 being made to face the penalty of her offence.

  2. Elizabeth Iweanoge

    Elizabeth Iweanoge

    April 26, 2019 at 5:38 pm

    God have mercy.

  3. Ododoh Stella

    Ododoh Stella

    April 26, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    Infections must have killed her in that prison.Rip

  4. Ngozi Uzoma

    Ngozi Uzoma

    April 26, 2019 at 9:22 pm


  5. Biodun Onigbogi

    Biodun Onigbogi

    April 29, 2019 at 10:26 am

    It’s just sad but God knows best .may her soul rip.may God be with d children always amen

  6. Biodun Onigbogi

    Biodun Onigbogi

    April 29, 2019 at 10:27 am

    This isn’t right ok so pls respect God’s word n end it asap

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