Controversy stirs over Nigerian white baby

By Samuel Okocha, AfricaNews reporter
Abuja, Nigeria — A Nigerian couple, Ben and Angela Ihegboro who moved to Britain five years ago, have shocked many with the delivery of a white baby girl after having a two-year-old girl, and a four-year-old boy, both black children.
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Reporting for Daily Mail, Katherine Faulkner said, “Doctors say the white-skinned newborn is not an albino.” The mother Angela described the baby as “a miracle baby.”

Ruling out any foul play, Ben, a customer service adviser said: ”My wife is true to me. Even if she hadn’t been, the baby wouldn’t have looked like that!”

But a Nigerian medical doctor has dismissed the medical possibility of any two Nigerian parents delivering a white baby.

”The only way two Nigerian parents can give birth to a white baby… is that the father is not the father…The first two that are blacks are their real children probably, but the one that is white is definitely not,” said Dr. Friday Aleke, a doctor with the University of Nigeria in the south eastern state of Enugu.

Dr. Aleke said miracles could happen, but in the case of the Nigerian couple, an external factor may have been responsible for the birth of a white baby girl.

“It’s possible that the man couldn’t produce sperms and they got sperm from a sperm bank and it happens to be a white man’s sperm… many things can happen, but there is no way two Nigerians who don’t have white in their ancestry can give birth to a white baby,” the doctor said with conviction.

He said the couple might as well do a paternity test using the DNA to confirm the true father of the baby. The Nigerian doctor added that no matter how long the couple had lived in the UK, their genes could not have been modified to make a white baby.

“If you look at the Americans, those that are black Americans, they have been in the US for close to 200 years. How come they don’t give birth to white children? So the length of time you spend in a white man’s land does not change your genes at all.”

Source: Africa News
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