The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a woman popularly known as Mama Ajayi, for allegedly using children to beg for alms at Chisco area of Lekki, Lagos.
Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, who paraded some suspects arrested within the month of April, at the command headquarters, Ikeja, disclosed that Mama Ajayi was arrested alongside one Segun Ajayi.
He explained that “It is a case of child trafficking and abuse reported via written petition by AuntLanda’s Bethel Foundation located at 17 Jide Agbalaya street, Chevy View Estate, Lekki Lagos against Mama Ajayi ‘f’ of Chisco area, Lekki Lagos.
“The fact of the case is that the petitioner stated that the suspect is in the habit of using children as beggars in the streets and that effort to stop her from doing that proved abortive even after she was offered rehabilitation and empowerment by AuntLanda’s Bethel Foundation.
“The complainant stated further that three children were earlier rescued from the suspect in December 2020 and on 12th March 2021, the suspect was again seen on the street begging with another child. The suspect will soon be charged to court”, he stated.Follow us on social media