A National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member, Progress Oberiko, on Thursday shared her encounter with an alleged homeless family of five, comprising of father, mother and their three children.
Oberiko, who shared the story on her Facebook page, revealed that she first encountered the family at Ogoja Local Government Area in Cross River State.
She said while the family seemed mentally challenged, they had a very good command of the English Language. “This family speaks correct Queen’s English. They flow in clean grammar,” Oberiko said.
One of Oberiko’s followers, Mark Clement Ushie, while commenting on her post, confirmed the condition of the family and gave their location. He said they currently live opposite the old forestry office close to the Ukpah Ugboro culvert in Ogoja.
Sharing a photo of the family, she said, “The first time I saw them here in Ogoja, my heart melted, I was livid. And my mind wandered, searching for the closest guess as to why a whole family, husband, wife, and three beautiful children would be plagued with INSANITY. WHY!
“I could not contain my curiosity. I began to ask questions. Anytime, I drove past them in a car or rode on a bike, I engaged someone in a conversation about them.
“I have seen them trekking long distances. I have also met them in the market making enquiries about where they could get a particular item to buy.
“They are inseparable. They are always walking together. But the intriguing part is their communication.
“I’ve heard the man instructing one of his children who was walking sluggishly behind him as they trekked down the road; “Hey Dorcas, will you hurry up, C’mon girl, meet up with the pace”. And I marvelled,” Oberiko said.
The story of the family has been trending on the social media space since Oberiko shared the story.