An alleged mentally deranged beggar who was spotted with a whopping N200,000 has been arrested by officials of Anambra Stat Government
It was gathered that the “mad” woman, said to be in her 50s had often times been seen around Aroma Junction in Awka, the state capital,and the government officials picked her up with the intention of taking her to a mental home however, as the officials approached her and led her into their van, she vehemently protested that she would not leave behind her properties.
A government source, who pleaded anonymity said,
“So, the officials told her they would not carry all the waste she referred to as properties, but she should take anything that was most valuable to her. That was when she ransacked the waste and dug out the money.
“We were curious because she is a woman who is mentally sick and used to beg around Aroma Junction in Awka.
“In the process, N200,000 was recovered from her.”
A passerby, who identified himself as Tony, added,
“I know this woman. She is always neat despite her condition. She buys her own food each time she is hungry.
“She did not disclose the source of the money, but it can be from the proceeds of alms she had received over time.
“Again, it has long been suspected that men always sneaked into her place at night to meet her.”