A 48-year-old Abuja street beggar caught with N500,000 and $100 cash has been released by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).
Recall that the woman was detained by the Social Development Secretariat (SDS) of the FCTA after she was found in possession of the huge sum of money last week.
The Director, Social Welfare Services of the secretariat, Malam Sani Amar stated that the begger was released based on the ground that he he committed no crime.
The director said the the beggar accumulated money she realised from begging over the years without investing it.
“It was very fortunate that on Feb. 9, Ibrahim was apprehended among other beggars on Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent in Wuse II,” Amar said.
“In all honesty, we never knew that she has such amount of money on her. What we normally do whenever we apprehend people we search them thoroughly to ensure that they do not carry any object that can harm them or our staff.
“Then, we profile them to know where they come from and what they are doing apart from begging.’’
“She knows what she is doing, she can differentiate between right and wrong,’’ he said.