investigation showed that the women were not the biological mothers of
the babies. The babies the ministry said, were given out to the women by
their parents, who are paid daily.
paraded at the state secretariat on Alausa, Ikeja, yesterday gave her
name as Tawa Aregbesola from Ibadan, the Oyo State Capital. She said she
had an agreement with one of the suspects to take her baby for alms
begging between 5pm and 7pm daily for between N1000 and N1500.
did not know where her baby is usually taken to adding that she was
oblivious of the consequences.
was prevalent among female beggars especially from the north. She
promised to take legal steps to deter others who may also wasn’t to
indulge in the proactive.