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Friday, April 2, 2021

Beggars Protest Against Low Patronage In Oyo

Over 240 beggars in Ibadan, Oyo state, on Thursday, April 1, reportedly protested against low patronage by members of the public following a rumour that some wealthy men usually "buy" money from them for "fetish" purposes. 

Spokesperson for the destitute, Imam Abubakar Abdullahi, Serikin Hausawa of Hausawa Community, Oja'ba, Ibadan, said such a report had created deep hatred for his people. 

According to him, the set of persons who ask beggars to help them with smaller denominations of the naira are hawkers, traders and commercial bus drivers. 

“The reports that some wealthy people are buying money from beggars, including physically challenged people for money rituals is not true.

“As a result of the claim that some ritualists do buy money from these beggars, there has been public resentment against these innocent people," Abdullahi said. 

He added that they had to clear their names so they won't be punished for offences they know nothing about. 

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