Anambra State Police Command has arrested a 7-year-old fake blind woman, Ngozi Dike, who uses children to beg for alms from the unsuspecting members of the public.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Anambra State, SP Haruna Mohammed who made this known in a statement on Sunday, said the woman was arrested at a market, Oye Olisa in Ogbunike, Oyi Local Government Area of the state on Saturday.
According to him, the suspect faked blindness in order to attract sympathy for alms, while also using two children for the same purpose.
Haruna added that the woman got the two children she uses from their parents, whom she deceived that she wants to train them in school, but instead, brought the girls to the town to use them for begging in the market. He said:
“On 15/02/2020, at about 11:48 a.m. following intelligence report, police detectives attached to Ogbunike Division arrested at Oye Olisa Market, Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area, one Mrs. Ngozi Dike, aged 37, of Umuaka Town, Isu-Njaba LGA of Imo State.
“The suspect pretended to be afflicted with blindness, and was using two children, namely: Blessing Ezenwanne, ‘f’, aged eight, of Ugwuta Town and Favour Ezeagu, f’ aged 11 of Nwari, Ohaji-Egbema of Imo State, to beg for alms.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect is neither blind nor afflicted with any ailment as she claimed and that she deceived the parents of the teenage girls that she would want to train them in school, but instead use them for begging in the market.”
He further stated that the case is under investigation after which the suspect would be charged to court for prosecution.
The PPRO added that the Commissioner of Police in the state, John Abang had urged “parents and guardians to be wary of those they entrust their children on in other not to expose them to moral danger.”
Meanwhile, KanyiDaily had published a video that shows a Nigerian lady exposing a bigger who uses a fake amputated hand to scam people in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
The lady caught the beggar while he was trying to take account of the money he made after scamming people with his hand fully bandaged.