The items were, yesterday, recovered from a supposedly mentally challenged woman at Oshodi bus stop, Lagos State, New Telegraph reports.
The woman, it was learnt, has been living at the spot in the last two years. The items were discovered when the officials of the Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC), who wanted to use the place, tried to evacuate her.
An NRC official, said: “About 25 SIM cards, two ATM cards, different bank tellers and a phone were recovered from her. She was behaving normally when we moved close to her, but suddenly she started putting up a strange behaviour and pretending to be a lunatic."
A trader, Rebecca, said she did not believe the woman was a lunatic. She said: “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 her. 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." Another trader said the woman never begged for alms from passers-by.