Street Hustle just took a new form as their have been reports of Mother rent out their kids to people so they can be used to sort for money from people. The ministry of Youth and Social Development in Lagos have been tracking and arresting people involve is such acts. Yesterday a woman who was begging for money with a set of twins was arrested. She later confessed that the kids were not hers but rented from their mother. the middle aged woman whose name was confirmed to be Adiza Umoru was arrested while she was begging for alms at the Costain Area in Lagos. Efforts to track down her mother have not being fruitful as the mother must have fled her residence for ear of being arrested.
The commissioner in charge of the ministry have this to say about the case, ‘It is an established law in Lagos State; Section 168 of Criminal Code of Lagos State 2015 amended prohibiting street begging. We don’t want anyone going on the street and be begging. We have told people times without number that it is illegal to be begging on the streets of Lagos. If anyone wants to give, they should go to government resettlement centres.’