Female Suspect Strips Unclad In Cell, Police Seek Relatives (photo)

Physinews Reports: A female suspect in the custody of the State
Criminal Investigation and Intelligence
Department, Yaba, Lagos State, has been taken
by the police to the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric
Hospital, Yaba, to determine her state of health.

The suspect, whose name had yet to be
ascertained, was arrested after two missing
siblings were found with her in Ojuwoye Market,
PUNCH Metro learnt that the suspect had been
creating confusion at the SCIID.

She was said to have stripped Unclad on
numerous occasions, including the times she
was taken out of her cell to give her statement
to the police.

It was gathered that she also attacked other
suspects in her cell, which made the authorities
at the SCIID to move her to a solitary cell.

A source at the SCIID told one of our
correspondents that at the solitary cell, the
suspect continued to strip herself Unclad and
was fond of dancing with vigour.

“Since the time they brought her, she had been
misbehaving. We initially thought she was
putting up a show, but we discovered it was
not ordinary.

“She could dance from morning till night
although nobody heard the music she was
dancing to. She would suddenly remove her
clothes, sometimes tearing the clothes off her
body. We have tried to take her statement
many times, but each time, she stripped herself
Unclad. We usually had to force her to wear the

“We had to isolate her in a cell so that there
would be peace.

“She eats like elephant and as soon as she
wolfs down her food, she would start dancing. If
you don’t give her food, it is another problem. If
you ask for her name, she will give you more
than three names in a second. She had claimed
to be Ganiyat, Cynthia, Sola, among other
names,” the source added.

It was gathered that the police at the SCIID
decided to take the woman to the neuro-
psychiatric hospital to determine whether she
was acting or her ailment was real.

PUNCH Metro learnt that doctors at the
hospital, after reportedly ascertaining that she
was mentally unstable, told the police to bring
her back on Thursday, September 15, for a
proper test.

Another source told one of our correspondents
that the policemen at the SCIID decided to look
for her family, but their efforts had been

She said, “It was as if she dropped from
heaven. Nobody has come to look for her. We
went to where she was arrested, but nobody
knew where she came from. The suspect has
refused to supply any information. She has
been busy dancing and making a nuisance of
herself. If her relatives show up, we may
release her to them for proper care.

If not, she
will be charged to court and the court can
determine her fate.”

PUNCH Metro had reported last Monday that
the suspect was mobbed while allegedly
attempting to flee with two siblings, identified
as Hammed Rasheed (6), and Farida Raheed

Their mother, Simbiat, was attending to a
customer when the suspect took them away.

It was reported that the suspect, who is about
22-year-old, would have been lynched but for
the timely response of policemen from the
Olosan Police Division.
The case was subsequently transferred to the

The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo
Badmos, said she would call back, but she had
yet to do so as of press time.

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