State, have expressed fear over the invasion of the Automated Teller
Machines in the areas by beggars.
business district where several banks are located, beggars waited
anxiously at the banks’ cash points to receive alms from customers who
withdrew money from the ATMs.
in some of the banks in the Ring Road area, where customers appealed to
the bank managements to ensure safety by ridding the cash points in the
areas of unknown people who posed as beggars.
with babies, others were young boys and girls, as well as middle-aged
men with various forms of physical challenges.
“It is pathetic that the managements of banks would allow their
customers to be embarrassed by beggars. The beggars are in almost every
bank. They wait for you to withdraw money and then approach you for
alms, even at night.
high denomination like N1,000 and N500. If I withdraw N5,000 for a
purpose, will I give out N1,000 to a beggar? There is nothing wrong in
giving alms, but being harassed by beggars is a breach of our security
Agnes Adetunji, said she withdrew more than N100,000 from the ATM each
time she wanted to pay her suppliers, adding that it was possible for
informants to pose as beggars and give information to robbers.