July 22, 2016

Woman Rents Out Her 3-week-old Baby to Beggars for N1,500

Poverty is bad! Mrs. Tawakalitu Aregbesola looks dejected, worried and disappointed perhaps for has act that betrays her son and womanhood.

40yrs old Mrs Aregbesola is one of the women arrested by officials of the Lagos State government for using their children to beg for alms in return for stipends. According to her, the person who hires her child always pays her between N1,000 and N1,500 daily.

The woman said she had four other children. According to her, the first two attend school somewhere in Ikotun area. She said: “I stay at Ijora Olopa though I am from Ibadan in Oyo State. I work with a food vendor, who pays me N300 daily. The eldest of my children is 11 years old."

She is now being detained in Alausa Police Station alongside other four women.

Two of the women are biological mothers of the rescued infants, while two others were commercial beggars from the northern part of the country.

Mrs Aregbesola, who was the only Yoruba woman among the suspects, interpreted for others, who spoke in Hausa and couldn’t explain why they ventured into the illegal business. She claimed that she and other women release their babies around 5pm and get them back with money by 7pm daily.

But when asked if it was possible for the beggars to pay her N1,500 daily for using the baby for two hours, she kept mum. Two of the women, Hadiza Nosiru and Salamotu Salisu, hail from Jigawa State.

The infants were taken to the Rehabilitation and Training Centre at Majidun, Ikorodu for shelter as the government vowed to immediately commence investigation and possibly prosecute the women.

Speaking on the issue, Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Uzamat Akinbile-Yussuf, said the government would not condone such heartless attitude. The commissioner said that efforts would be intensified to get rid of street begging in the state.

12 comments:

mummy twins said...

Imagine dis nonsense

eniola lawal said...

Na wa oo

Hassan Aderemi said...

This is abject poverty.

samaila sulaiman said...

Poverty is indeed a decease

Ay360 said...

Dis kind woman can as well sell her baby 4 ritual

Kay Heavy said...

Desperation and Laziness!

inumidun said...

Wetin poverty go cause, she shouldn't ve done such doesn't speak well..

olutoscene1 said...

OMG! This is serious!

#Olu,can you see?

maryam sadisu said...

Just because of 1500, nawa!

Jeff Kingsley Jr said...

God have mercy

SPACO said...

Poverty is a disease.

Michael Amata said...

Huh...this is serious