Delta Government says 28 beggars in custody for allegedly violating law that bans street begging.
Written by News Room on February 23, 2022
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs, Community Development and Social Welfare, Mrs Oghenwkevwe Agas, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Asaba.
She said that the beggars were made up of six women and 22 girls.
The permanent secretary said that they were arrested by the International Federation of Female Lawyers(FIDA) in Warri and handed over to the state government for prosecution for child labour and trafficking.
Agas said the women took the children from their parents promising to enroll them in schools but they never did instead they disguised as blind persons and made the children beg for alms for them and added that the women by this action violated the state Child Right Act and that they would be prosecuted.