Agents of the Anambra State government on Wednesday arrested a woman suspected to be insane with money said to be well above N200,000.
The woman who is suspected to be in her 50’s and always seen at Aroma junction with lots of wastes, which she keeps as her property was arrested by officials of the state government from the ministry of women’s affairs and child development.
DAILY POST gathered that the officials who were on patrol to mop up insane people whose number were steadily increasing in Awka, approached the woman and led her into their van, but she protested that she would not leave behind her property.
“So, the officials told her they could not carry all the waste she referred to as property, but she should take anything that was most important among all she had.
“That was when she ransacked the waste and dug out money which were neatly stacked according to their denomination. The money which consisted all denominations, but mostly small bills were very big, and that was what attracted people here,” an eyewitness told our reporter.
A passerby said she has been seeing the woman, and that despite being seen as a mad woman, she was usually neat, and also bought her own food when she was hungry.
Eyewitness said she did not disclose the source of the money, but it was suspected that the money may be proceeds from alms. Another eyewitness said she may also have made the money through men who sneak in at night to have sex with her.
Hon Ndidi Mezue, commissioner for women’ affairs and child development could not be reached on the main motive of the ministry’s arrest of insane people, or the whereabouts of the arrested woman.
Her aide who picked her call simply said that the commissioner was in a meeting and would call back. She, however, did not call as at the time of filing this report.