Anambra State Commissioner for Women and Children Affairs, Lady Ndidi Mezue, has confirmed that her ministry has now remanded a mentally sick man molesting women around Aroma Junction in Awka, the state capital.
She announced this while exchanging views with newsmen in her office shortly after evacuating the notorious demented man, who roamed about naked while harassing passersby at Aroma Junction.
Mezue explained that her Ministry was dedicated to taking the demented off the streets of Anambra.
A team of social workers had caught the middle aged man before sending him to a Home for mentally retarded at Nteje for rehabilitation and possible connection with his relatives.
The commissioner said that it was a great relief to see that the man, who had been torn in the flesh of people, especially women at Aroma, had been removed from the streets.
“I am relieved that we are able to successfully move this young man out of Aroma. I assure as always that he will be rehabilitated and reunited with his family.
“On June 29, I and my team also rescued a homeless and depressed man at Aroma fly over bridge.
“At first we mistook him for a mentally retarded person but on interrogation, I found out that he is of sound mind, but merely depressed; he roamed about like a mentally retarded person.
“Currently, he is undergoing counseling and rehabilitation at the Women and Children Affairs Ministry,’’ Lady Mezue stated.