TWO of the three children belonging to a mentally-deranged woman residing in Nkwo Nnewi in Anambra State were abducted on Thursday.
The mad woman, whose name was given as Theresa Okeke (not the one pictured in the middle), is said to have been divorced by her husband when she took ill but the woman refused to drop the three children to her husband when she left the house.
Sources at Nkwo Nnewi Triangle, opposite DCC where she stays and begs for alms, revealed that a woman cyclist had been paying her frequent visits, pretending to be a good Samaritan and each time she came, she splashed various gift items on the mad woman and the kids.
The sources continued, following the regular visits and gifts by the woman cyclist, she became loved by the mad woman and her children who called her ‘aunty’ and this helped her (the woman cyclist) to perfect her ulterior motive, which was to abduct the two children.
Narrating her ordeals to newsmen, the mad woman, who confirmed her name as Theresa Okeke, said that a lady motorcyclist regularly visited them and always gave her and the children gifs.
She said that the woman came to them at about 6.00 p.m on Wednesday and offered to assist her by dropping two of her children on her motorbike to her house, the request she did not oppose because she did not suspect that the woman had another motive.
The mad woman said that she neither knew the woman nor her home, even her name and started to weep after which she became uncoordinated and started muttering unknown utterances.