Some women who parade themselves as blind beggars with children in order to draw sympathy and scam the unsuspecting public, have been arrested in Onitsha, Anambra state.
According to reports, the women use the little children who are being rented for N1,000 per day to beg around the metropolis while pretending to be blind.
It is also claimed that some of the children are victims of human trafficking and don’t even know who there parents are.
Read the report below as shared by Facebook user, Chika Ibeneme.
I was shocked to my marrows yesterday when the taskforce team of Anambra Ministry of Women Affairs, Social welfare and Children Development burst into fraud and child trafficking syndicates who parade themselves as beggars. These group of women disguise themselves as blind beggars and perpetuate child trafficking.
The most shocking issue is that most of the children they use for begging are not their children. This woman whose pictures appear above revealed that one Edith who hails from Ebonyi state and is currently at large brings those kids to them every morning for them to rent at 1,000 naira per day.
On closer interaction with those children, the Commissioner in-charge of the Ministry was able to discover that those kids don’t even know where their parents are. It is being speculated that these kids are victims of kidnapping and trafficking.
It was also discovered that these group of women camp at Army Barracks Onitsha. However, none of these women are from Anambra State. Most of them are from Ebonyi, Abia, Kogi and Imo states.