Amazing new picture of family of five plagued with madness in Cross River Nigeria.


A Nigerian lady identified as Progress took to Facebook to share the story of a family consisting of husband, wife, and three beautiful children plagued with insanity in Ogoja. She shared the story and wrote... 'This happens to be the weirdest situation I've seen in my entire life.
I have been trying to get this shot for the past five months and whenever I tried, they either walk past too quickly, change direction, or not just close enough. At other times I may be on a bike and whenever I ask the cyclist to go slow so I can get a shot of them, he'll be like "Hmmm, Abeg o, I nor fit stop this bike make u snap o, if the madman catch u, your own Don finish!. And that's how it went. 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! My heart could not contain the curiosity, then I began to ask questions. Anytime I drove past them in a car or on a bike, I engage the driver or someone in a conversation about them. I have seen them trekking long distances under the scorching sun, I've also met them in the market making enquiries about where they could get a particular item to buy. They're never separated, always found walking together, complete family. But the intriguing part is their communication. Jeez! This "MAD" family speak CORRECT QUEENS ENGLISH. They flow in CLEAN grammar. Na this one dey burst my head.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. At the market, he asked someone for directions and he went; "Hey ma'am, Pls where can I get this and this."As you can see their dreadlocks is twisted, showing that it has lasted for God knows how long. This means that this madness nor be today. E Don tay!
A conversation ensued between him and his wife one day and it turned into an argument, people were listening; you'll be so shocked when you hear what the content of their argument was'.The family of Mr. & Mrs Ben Ogar is popularly known as the Ogoja mentally deranged couple was rescued a few months ago following weeks of an intense search by a team from the Cross River State Government and Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Calabar, Cross River State. According to his wife, Mr Ben and his wife lost their means of livelihood about the same time six years ago while still resident in Abuja with their two kids, and what followed was a mental disorder leading to Mr Ben relocating himself and his wife to his country home in Ogoja where he opted to stay in a shanty rather than his father’s house. His family rescued his first set of kids from him when he started showing signs of this disorder, and six years of roaming the streets of Ogoja produced the three kids he was rescued with. Doctors confirmed Mr Ben to be suffering from a mental disorder, while his wife is only having the ‘folie a deux’ syndrome as a result of her husband’s ideation. The children, two girls and a boy, are in very stable condition and are responding to treatment very well. With support from philanthropist and prompt response from the medical team at the Federal Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital in Calabar, the family are on their way to full recovery. According to reports, doctors say it was really a tough time getting them to accept treatments. The doctors met strong resistance from them as they refused to accept food or care of any sort. They wouldn’t even speak to anyone. There was a breakthrough at some point after several medical checks on the children doctors reported that they were even healthier than they thought. The Mother who was kept in a separate ward complained about body pains caused by sleeping on the bed after being used to sleeping on the bare floor. They had lived in delusion, which had cost them a great part of their lives but their lives have taken a turn for the better. According to Progress Oberiko, unfortunately, support is yet to come from the government who initiated their rescue.