A supposed mad woman at Oshodi bus stop, Lagos State, left many people shocked yesterday, October 11, after about 25 SIM cards, two ATM cards, tellers of different banks and a phone were retrieved from her. The items were discovered when officials of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), who wanted to make use of the place, tried to evacuate her.
It was gathered that the woman who had been pretending to be mentally challenged, has been living at the spot for the past two years.
Speaking on the matter, an official of the Nigeria Railway Corporation who spoke on condition of anonymity to NewTelegraph, said:
“The woman has being living at the spot for some time now.
“Recently, a canteen was built close to the spot where she is sitting, but some people who patronise the canteen always complain about the presence of the woman.
“To our surprise, when we were about to evacuate her from the spot, about 25 SIM cards, two ATM cards, different bank tellers and a phone were recovered from her. We don’t want another incident similar to that of Clifford Orji where human parts were recovered.
“We suspect the woman has someone she is working for. We are going to hand her over to the task force because we don’t want to take chances. The woman was behaving normally when we moved close to her, but suddenly she started putting up a strange behaviour and pretending to be a lunatic. We don’t see her to be what she is claiming.”
Rebecca, a trader in the area also said she did not believe the woman was a mad. Hear her:
“She used to come to my shop to buy detergent to wash her clothes and to bathe. I was surprised when she started behaving strangely now. Whenever she comes to buy from me, she always comes with crisp N500 notes.
“There was a day I closed late, I saw someone who parked beside the road and was discussing with the woman. But I did not hear what they were saying.
“Out of curiosity, I went to her the following day to ask her who the person was. She said those who come to visit her were her family members. Government should clear lunatics from Oshodi and its environs.”
Another trader added that the supposed mad woman never begged for alms from passers-by.