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Tuesday, 5 February 2013
Nigeria: Lagos Court Sends 30 Beggars to Kirikiri
Determined to eradicate public alms begging in the state, the Special
Offences Court sitting in the Alausa area of Ikeja, Lagos, has sent 30
beggars to Kirikiri and Badagry prisons for soliciting alms, and other
The government, in its bid to let the beggars and sponsors know that
it is longer going to be business as usual, charged them to court for
constituting nuisance to the public by begging for alms.
The attorney-general of Lagos State, Mr. Ade Ipaye, who was the
prosecutor in the case, slammed some count charges against the beggars
which include conducting themselves as disorderly persons without
visible means of livelihood and thus committed an offence under the
Criminal Law of Lagos State.
They were also charged for conducting themselves in a manner likely
to cause breach of peace and for receiving, demanding and or collecting
dues or unauthorised levy from persons and thus committed offence
punishable under the law on illegal collection of dues in public places.
The beggars, 39 in number, pleaded guilty to the offences and were
consequently sent to Kirikiri and Badagry prisons for one month pending
when the final judgement would be meted out to them.
Someone who stole N42b and built 32 houses is home free while beggers are sent to prison? Issokay God is watching.