Fake Blind Beggar Nabbed In Akure, Ondo State
A fresh report has emerged on how a 30-year-old lady who pretends to be blind was arrested by the officials of the Ondo state Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
Orange FM affirmed that Chinyere Onuara, who claimed to be a widow and mother of five, was nabbed in front of a commercial bank in Akure where she plying her trade for begging.
She was apprehended with her 4-year-old son, Chidibere, whose condition actually attracted the attention of the ministry officials who came to arrest her.
Chinyere claimed to have left Ebonyi for Akure, a few weeks ago, to assist a blind friend to collect arms but the deal did not sail through on getting there.
She said the blind friend opted for another person, which made her decide to disguise as a blind beggar and that she was making at least N1,000 daily.
Chinyere expressed regret over her action and said it was to raise money to start a trade, upon the recent demise of her husband after he was allegedly poisoned. She appealed to the state government to empower her, rather than punishing her.
The Director of Social Welfare in the Ministry, Sola Aladesuyi, revealed that the ministry will contact her Ebonyi counterpart to verify Chinyere’s claims to be sure she is not a security risk to the state before she is sent back or being helped.