Lagos State Ministry of Youth and Social Development Monitoring Team have arrested two women who were begging for alms with babies less than a month old that weren’t their own.
The women, Hadiza Nosiru and Salamotu Salisu, both from Jigawa State were arrested at the Oyingbo area of the State.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the two women apprehended are not the biological mothers of the babies. The babies were given to them by their parents who later got paid for each baby.
One of mothers of the babies, Tawa Aregbesola, said she had an agreement with one of the suspects to pay her between N1000 to N1500 after taking her baby for alms begging between 5pm and 7pm daily. According to her, she does not know where her baby is usually taken to.
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