Osun state first lady Kafayat Oyetola has brought back Labake, rehabilitated mentally ill teenager with her baby to the palace of Alapomu of Apomu. Labake was taken from the palace in October while she was still pregnant.
Amidst pump and pageantry,Oba Kayode Adenekan Afolabi, the Alapomu of Apomu, welcomed the First Lady on Monday ,December, 14, as she walked into the palace hall carrying Labake’s baby.
Alapomu was full of joy .He thanked the first lady. “I am amazed by what you have done for us.May God continue to bless you.We are grateful for this wonderful opportunity. ”
In her response,the First lady equally thanked Alapomu for granting her request to take Labake for medical attention. “I thank God that l
took only Labake for medical care but now l am returning her with her baby. The medical personnel at State hospital Asubiaro,Oshogbo assured me that they will treat her. That l did not need to take her to Yaba Psychiatric hospital in Lagos. They carried out series of tests until she was delivered of her baby. Now Labake is a different person.”
The baby was officially handed over to Olori Janet Afolabi, Oueen of Apomu Kingdom in the presence of Alapomu.
Speaking Olori Janet said, “I am very happy to receive this baby.She is a gift presented to me 48 hours to my birthday. Besides, Labake met the First lady on October 2, when l launched interest free loan for Apomu market women.Their meeting was divine.A Security man pushed Labake out of the hall. The action caught the attention of the first lady who instructed that the same man who pushed her out should bring here back to the hall .
Disturbed by Labake’s condition the First Lady
announced that with the permission of Alapomu,she will take Labake for medical care under her close watch till she delivers.
The first lady has passion for mentally challenged women.She attributed mental challenges suffered by most women to marital issues.
Labake is therefore not the first she has taken care of.The first one was 16 years ago.
The first lady therefore urged the people of Apomu to support Labake and not discriminate against her so she can fulfil her destiny.
Labake’s baby will be christened at the palace on Thursday December 17.