A fake street beggar has been arrested by the Nigerian police at Aroma junction, Awka, the Anambra State capital yesterday.
TribuneOnline gathered that the suspect one Sunday Justice from Ebonyi State is notorious for harassing pedestrians for money to help feed claiming to be deformed with bandaged left hand.
Unfortunately for Justice, men of the Nigerian police stationed at Aroma junction accosted him after noticing his suspicious movements.
Upon investigation, the police officers discovered that Justice had no injuries on his bandaged left arm, they also discovered cash of various denominations on him and a substance suspected to drug probably used to get him high.
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In his reaction, the PPRO, Anambra state command, SP Harruna Mohammed appealed to residents to be careful when giving street beggars money as many of them are pretending to be ill in order to extort money from them.
He said the Ebonyi State born-beggar would be charged to court, shortly after completion investigation.