The lady, it was learnt, has been inhabiting the spot in the most recent two years. The things were found when the authorities of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), who needed to utilise the place, attempted to evacuate her.
A NRC authority, who talked about the state of obscurity to NewTelegraph, said the disclosure of the SIM cards, ATM cards and bank employees came to them as an amaze. He 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.
A merchant, who distinguished herself basically as Rebecca, told NewTelegraph that she didn’t trust the lady was a lunatic
“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 broker, who did not need her name in print, said the lady never asked for contributions from passers-by. She said:
“We also want the police to beam their searchlight on that angle, because she was not soliciting alms from people. They should ask her where she is getting the money she is spending from, because we don’t want to lose our children in the market.”