Woman arrested for using children as beggars


The police in Lagos have arrested a woman for allegedly using children to beg in the Chisco area of Lekki, Lagos.

The suspect simply identified as Mama Ajayi was on Friday paraded by the State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, alongside other suspects arrested for various reasons.

According to the Commissioner, Mama Ajayi was arrested alongside one Segun Ajayi.

His word, “ It is a case of child trafficking and abuse reported via written petition by Auntlanda’s Bethel Foundation located at 17 Jide Agbalaya street, Chevy View Estate, Lekki Lagos against Mama Ajayi ‘f’ of Chisco area, Lekki Lagos.

“The fact of the case is that the petitioner stated that the suspect is in the habit of using children as beggars in the streets and that effort to stop her from doing that proved abortive even after she was offered rehabilitation and empowerment by Auntlander’s Bethel Foundation.

“The complainant stated further that three children were earlier rescued from the suspect in December 2020 and on 12th March 2021, the suspect was again seen on the street begging with another child. The suspect will soon be charged to court.”


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