A woman, Mrs. Ibeh Pauline Chioma, and her daughter, Nwokedi Rita have been found wandering on the streets of Owode community in Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area of Ogun state by a traditional ruler.
The woman who hails from Anambra State and suspected to be mentally unstable was found along with her six year old daughter night at Ijaiye area of Owode-Egba by the Olu of Owode Egba, Oba Kolawole Sowemimo. According to Oba Sowemimo, the woman appeared a bit confused, lacking orientation to time and location, while her daughter was also crying when they were found around 11pm .
The monarch said the woman claimed to come from St. Anthony Catholic Church, Oji River in Enugu State and that document found in her luggage indicated the item belonged to one Mr Ibeh Lebeogo Augustine. The traditional ruler said he found them while going to the Celestial Church, Ijaiye where he was invited as the Royal Father of the Day at their Harvest, and was moved with pity to help them.
According to Oba Sowemimo, he has drawn to the attention of the state’s Ministry Women Affairs and Social Development to the plights of the mother and daughter. He added that he would take the woman in a mental home for treatment if nobody comes forward to claim her.
"It is my habit to always drive around in the evening. It was around 11pm in the night that I saw them. The girl was crying and the mother was just talking and I noticed she is not mentally stable. I took them into the car and took them home. When we got home, my wife gave them food and clothes because their clothes were dirty. I came here so that the press people will help me flash their pictures so that their families can come for them."