Mother Arrested For Using Son For Fake Street Begging In Oshodi Confesses, Says Begging Is Lucrative

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September 23, 2016 – Mother Arrested For Using Son For Fake Street Begging In Oshodi Lagos Confesses, Says Begging Is Lucrative

A 40-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly using her son to extort money from the public.

Since 2011, the Abia-born suspect has been using her son, 11-year-old Sunny to collect alms in Oshodi area of Lagos.

Chinagoro Uwenke reportedly bandaged the boy’s leg with two rolls of white bandages and poured GV blue ink on his leg everyday to deceive people to give alms to the boy.

In her confessional statement, Uwenke said she came from Ata town in Abia state when she realized street begging is lucrative.

She currently makes between 3500 to 5000 daily.

Uwenke said she left her other children in the custody of their father in Abia state while she hustles in Lagos to take care of them.

She pleaded with police to release her so she can re-unite with her family in peace.

13 thoughts on “Mother Arrested For Using Son For Fake Street Begging In Oshodi Confesses, Says Begging Is Lucrative

  1. In as long as deceit is not a good thing and I’m not encouraging it, but this woman is not a criminal. Even Mama Thief that stolen billions of naira from the people’s money is still in Bayelsa enjoying her loots. If EFCC and Nigerian Police cannot arrest Mama Thief-our fomer barbaric First lady whose criminal behaviors force people like Chinagoro Uwenke to beg for living on the street of Lagos, then they should release this innocent woman with immediate effect. Afterall, she begged for the money and not steal it from their pockets. Criminal looters like Mama Thief-Patience Ole Jonathan are those that should be arrestedand detained for stealing millions of dollars from the federal purse. Shikenah!

  2. This is not right! Why would she deceive the public? She’s not a disable nor the son. For how long will she keep fooling the public? What if God answer her prayers and the son’s leg hurts? Something’s are not right to joke with.

  3. The tragedy of this situation is that this boy is “sacrificed” for the rest of the family. While he is out begging everyday he is not in school and that is a tragedy in modern living. Although they make much money, it is more for the benefit of the other members of the family than of the boy who attracts the sympathy of the alms givers. Moreover, the mindset he now has might not encourage the boy to learn another “trade” and thus know how to survive in future when he is grown and loses the favor he attracts in the begging trade now.
    The resourceful mother is the family bread winner while her husband chooses to be the househusband aNd taking care of the other children back home so who can blame them for devising peculiar means of tackling the economy ?

  4. I agree with you Omokehinde, the Nigeria Police should be ashamed of themselves for arresting the woman. What crime has she committed? who will arrest the Nigeria Police who stand on Nigeria roads to extort money from innocent motorist forcefully, even at gunpoint? BIG BIG BIG SHAME ON YOU POLICE. Only because the woman is helpless. I urge human right activists to rise to the rescue of this poor woman.

  5. THIS WOMAN IS very lazy, even though it takes some degree of hardwork to beg. Any person who makes N3000 per day since 2011 should have been able to switch to some virtuous economic endevour by now.

  6. With immediate effect,i order the release of that woman. Kiakia.
    Do she steal? She kill? Was she robbed? She involve in fraud? U beta leave dat woman, had it been she sold her child,could she be killed?

  7. @Metu nyetu you’ve made accurate and meaningful comment here. Why should any person encourage laziness in the society? This deceitful woman has been indirectly extorting and obtaining money from people by shamelessly disguising her son for such a greedy and risky venture on the busy streets on a daily basis and we see nothing wrong with that? Some comments are indeed laughable and can serve as a direct encouragement to others contemplating looking for job to turn their attention on such a criminal act of misleading,cheating and defrauding way of making money.

    @Omokehinde if you mentioned jonathan’s wife corruption,I think nigerians are all aware that her case is currently been investigated by the EFCC whom we expect to come up with more findings and her subsequent prosecution.

    You don’t cite that as a reason for police officers to condone,pamper and applaud the action of such a deceitful and fraudulent woman you called innocent who has been using her son since 2011 to extort several thousands of money per day from the purse of hard working people. If something is not wrong with her mode of making money,why would any normal police officer get her arrested? While it is most likely that she and her son will latter be freed,such action from the police officers is meant to deter such future occurrence of dishonesty and indecent behavior in the society.

    • Hello brother Endure, don’t you think that begging and stealing/looting are not the same? Looting or common stealing as described by president Jonathan is a criminal act that we get the looters killed in nations like China, Iran, North Korea, and Saudi Arabia just to mention a few. But begging is not a criminal act aNY where in the globe. But what about those police officers extorting money from motorists on the road or street at gun points? You think that their actions and behaviors are honest, decent, and honorable? The woman action was wrong because she employed deceit, coverup, and lies to beg people for money. I did not condone her action because of that young boy she is been using since 2011, but tell me what had happened to looters, robbers, criminals, and unpatriotic politicians who looted Nigeria to bankruptcy for their own comfort? Nothing. They are still traveling around the globe enjoying their loots. Did I just hear you say her money laundering case is still under investigation? What other evidence did you need to confirm to you that Mama Thief is really a thief like the rest of those vagabonds that found their ways to power? Nigerian corrupt police should release that innocent woman with immediate effect. Shikenah!

  8. @Omokehinde. Good of you! You now accept that the woman’s action was wrong,why?just as you have now rightly mentioned,the woman’s action was wrong simply because [SHE EMPLOYED DECEIT,COVER UP AND LIES TO BEG PEOPLE FOR MONEY].according to your statements above which I now found to be the correct answer on the story.

    Of course nobody said begging is a criminal act anywhere in the globe.

    But let me make it clear that the deceitful way of extorting money from people through lies and disguised displayed by that lazy woman is what makes her begging “CRIMINAL” and that was why she was arrested.

    Now On the issue of madam patience. What kept me wondering is if you have being closely following up with her story in other news outlet. The EFCC made it clear that investigation about her is still ongoing despite the fact that she has claimed ownership of that $15 million stashed in those four account belonging to Dudafa. And they’ve said she won’t be speared from prosecution if they are through with her investigation. If you want that news I will sent it to my facebook account where you will see it. And that is the main reason why she has not been picked up yet. So for saying no current investigation about her only shows your limitation about the state of madam patience’s case in the hands of the EFCC.

    No doubt police are known for extorting money from people at gun point in the country. But again let me still make it clear that while this forces are themselves corrupt,they still retain the right to enforce law and order and cautioned people like that deceitful,lazy woman who have been shamelessly risking the life of her son on the street to extort money from hard working people. If you say because police are corrupt and stop them from reprimanding people like this deceitful woman,@Omokehinde don’t you think you are indirectly condoning her action and encouraging lazy ones to venture into such deceitful way of making money?

  9. @Yemi, i disagree with you. This woman is a criminal, if shes given a gun she will use perfectly. what shes doing is wrong!

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