Photos and videos of a lady who was found naked and looking emaciated around Ajah, a neighbourhood in Lekki, Lagos state, have sparked outrage on the Nigerian Twittersphere.


Some witnesses claimed that the lady was thrown out of a moving jeep under the Jubilee bridge at Ajah roundabout.

“She wasn’t looking as emaciated when she was dropped. She dried up in a few minutes after getting dropped by the car,” one of the witnesses alleged.

In the footage that surfaced online on Wednesday, a crowd can be seen watching the lady while some took photos and made videos with their mobile phones.


But on Thursday, Solomon Buchi, a Twitter user took to the microblogging platform to identify the lady as Ene.

He claimed she was suffering from the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). He also revealed she had been taken to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) by a friend of his and requested for help online.

“Pls help. This is Ene. She is HIV positive. If you stay in Ajah, you’ll see her naked with people throwing stones and hurling insults at her. My friend rushed to take her from the road to LUTH, trying to get her medical care. LUTH is delaying. Pls retweet. We need to save her,” he wrote.


TheCable Lifestyle also reached out to Keira Hewatch, the good Samaritan who helped Ene.


She confirmed the lady is still very much alive. Hewatch, however, said hospitals have refused to admit Ene because she is not related to her.

The incident has since led to varying reactions on social media platforms.

“It’s funny how some of you assumed the lady dropped at Ajah bus stop is a prostitute, because she had a tattoo on her body. what if she was a victim of kidnappers?. We are saying not all guys with dread & laptop is a yahoo boy, but a girl with a tattoo is a prostitute to you. Madness,” a Twitter user said.

“It breaks my heart that we’re such a superstitious & judgemental people. Not a single soul in this crowd thought it necessary to help this lady in Ajah. But I guarantee that they will dance to the altar on Sunday & hit their heads on the concrete on Friday. We’ve lost the plot,” another user said.


Here is what some Nigerians had to say:


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