A Nigerian couple have become new parents after they welcomed a set of quintuplets, three boys and two girls, 16 years after they got married.
Mr and Mrs Egenti have been waiting for the fruit of the womb since they tied the knot in 2003. After many years of waiting, they tried several medical options including IVF, all to no avail. However, Mrs Egenti, an indigene of Anambra state, said she miraculously took in and after completing the mandatory 9-months gestation period, she welcomed her babies at the National Hospital Abuja.
Speaking from her hospital bed, 44-year-old Mrs Susan Egenti, a trader in Abuja, said
“I have been married since 2003 with no children, not even to get pregnant and have a miscarriage. Every time we attend a child dedication either in our church or elsewhere, I always come home crying, praying for the day God will have mercy on me and grant me the fruit of the womb”.