complex in Lagos, a well meaning Nigerian spotted a little girl with
protruded stomach (pictured above) who was being manipulated under the scorching sun by
some fraudsters parading themselves as members of an NGO seeking
donation for her treatment.
about the NGO they represented, the leader (the woman in green cap)
couldn’t produce any form of ID card.. According to reports, she shunned
the woman who confronted them -telling her to mind her business.
After being labelled a fraud, the young lady reportedly said “Nigeria is
hard, I cannot do Ashawo, man must survive”.. This prompted the elderly
woman to notify a soldier who was close by… On seeing that the case
had gone critical, the lady started to plead for mercy.
Upon interrogation, the lady claimed that the girl was brought from
Abuja, while her co-worker (in green shirt) said that the girl’s parents
lives at Orile, Coker in Lagos. Due to the unrelated stories, the
little girl was asked where her parents stayed, she said that they are
in the village in Abakiliki, Ebonyi state and those people brought her
straight from the village. She also revealed that she was told to smile
and wave at people driving by so they would be forced to donate to her
The worst part is that these fraudsters were doing this just very close
to a police station. After people started gathering following the chaos
caused, the policemen were notified about the situation. Instead of
coming to confirm for themselves, they said its not their business. One
of the policemen (as seen in the pictures below) tried to liaise with
the soldier to bury the case after one of the “NGO” members reasoned
with him and his squad.
The woman was shocked after she was told to go home, that nothing could
be done about the situation. According to her, the policemen and those
fraudsters might have been working hand-in-hand due to their silence on
the matter and how quickly they were to dismiss the case.