Busted! Beggar Caught With Rented Twins In Lagos (Photo)


A woman, Mrs. Adiza Umoru,
was arrested for using rented
twins to beg on the streets of
Lagos. Umoru’s arrest came
barely a week after three
women were arrested by the officials of the state Ministry of
Youth and Social Development
for using rented babies to beg
for alms.
This was as the Commissioner
for Youth and social Development, Mrs. Uzamat
Akinbile Yussuf, yesterday urged
the residents to stop giving alms
to beggars especially those with
babies, so as to discourage the
begging. Umoru, who was caught using twins for begging
at Costain area of Lagos, claimed
that her younger sister, Aminat,
was the biological mother of the
babies. However, according to
the beggar, who hails from Niger State, she pays per time
whenever she uses the twins to
At press time, efforts were still on
to locate the real biological
mother of the babies. Sources in the ministry told New Telegraph
that the biological mother of the
twins might have fled her
residence for fear of being
arrested. Akinbile- Yussuf
described Umoru’s arrest as a follow up to the zero tolerance
of alms begging.
The commissioner said giving
alms was a good gesture, but it
should not be brought to the
streets. She said: “It is an established law in Lagos State;
Section 168 of Criminal Code of
Lagos State 2015 amended
prohibiting street begging. We
don’t want anyone going on the
street and be begging. We have told people times
without number that it is illegal
to be begging on the streets of
Lagos. If anyone wants to give,
they should go to government
resettlement centres.”