Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force attached to Ekpan Divisional Headquarters in Uvwie Local Government Area of Delta State have recovered the sum of N200,000 from a mentally challenged woman, one Miss Regina Micah.
It was gathered that the Police have, however, handed the said amount to the woman’s family.
DAILY POST reports that the Police led by the Divisional Police Officer, SP Ibok Asanaenyi acted on a tip-off that the woman was having a huge amount of money in her possession and that some hoodlums were trying to snatch it from her.
The DPO mobilized his men with the Divisional Crime Officer, DSP Lawrence Ogoke to the scene and the woman was quickly taken to their custody.
After a thorough and rigorous investigation, the Police were able to locate the relatives of the woman at Kiagbodo community, the hometown of elder statesman Chief Edwin Clark in Burutu Local Government Area of Delta State.
The DPO instructed the family that the money should be deposited into an account for the woman for her upkeep just as he promised to always monitor it to ensure it is judiciously and prudently used for her.
The elder brother to the challenged woman, Tony Micah confirmed the report.
Tony who noted that his sister, Regina has been insane for over twenty years, pointed out that she normally engages herself in petty business at their village market.
He noted that though they were aware that she had some money with her, he said that they never knew that the money in her possession was that huge.
Tony said they had looked for their sister for some time until the Police informed the family that she (Regina) was in their custody.