A woman who disguises as a blind person to beg by the roadside with her child in Warri, Delta State, has been arrested after she was reported to the police by a concerned citizen.
According to reports, the president of Nigerian Child Welfare Fund, Joshua Omorere was the person who reported them to the police after warning the fake blind beggars to stay away from Jakpa junction in Warri, Delta State.
Omorere said he had warned them to stay away from that area and stop deceiving people with their lies and trick, but they wouldn’t hear, they keep coming back to that Jakpa Junction.
So yesterday, he led a team of police officers who raided their spot and arrested the fake blind beggar who was with her daughter as others fled on sighting the security agents.
On getting to the police station, it was gathered that the police officers were convinced that the woman was actually blind, but immediately one of the policemen threatened to put tear gas in her eyes. She confessed and admitted that she was not blind.
According to her, she is Ada Nwachukwu by name, she came all the way from Orlu, Imo state, to hustle for Christmas in Warri.
It was gathered that beggars make a minimum of five thousand Naira daily and as at the time Mrs. Nwachukwu was arrested she had already made N3,270.