Nigerian Couple Give Birth To White Baby That Shocked Midwives (PICTURED)

Nigerian Couple Give Birth To White Baby That Shocked Midwives (PICTURED)

By Joy Abobi | News Reporter on February 26, 2015
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A blond blue-eyed white baby was born to a Nigerian couple at a London hospital in 1,000,000-1 odds that baffled the doctors.

Ben Ihegboro and Angela Ihegboro with their newborn daughter (Photo Credit: NY Post)
Ben Ihegboro and Angela Ihegboro with their newborn daughter (Photo Credit: NY Post)

When the midwife presented Angela Ihegboro with her new baby, she was convinced she’d been given the wrong child.

The little girl was completely white, whereas both parents have the dark black skin of their Nigerian heritage.

“She’s a miracle baby, “But still, what on Earth happened here?” she exclaimed.

Her husband, Ben Ihegboro 34, a 44-year-old customer service adviser was equally astonished.

“The first thing I said was, ‘What the flip?’ ” “We both just sat there after the birth staring at her for ages — not saying anything.”

He quickly sought to dispel any speculation, “Of course she is mine. My wife is true to me,” “Even if she hadn’t been, the baby still wouldn’t look like that.”

However, Genetics experts came up with three theories to explain the possibility of a black couple giving birth to a white baby:

1. She’s the result of a gene mutation unique to her. If that is the case, Nmachi would pass the gene to her children — and they, too, would likely be white.
2. She’s the product of long-dormant white genes, passed on to her by her parents, that might have been carried by their predecessors for generations without surfacing until now.
3. the child may have some kind of mutated version of the genetic condition — and that her skin could darken over time.

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