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Lagos Dumps 70 Beggars In Onitsha

The Lagos State government
relocated 70 beggars to the
Upper Iweka Bridge,
Onitsha, Anambra State.

They were dumped at 3am
at Upper Iweka after being
detained in Ikorodu, Lagos,
for over six months for
alleged wandering and other
minor offences by the Lagos
State Kick Against
Indiscipline officials.

The Chairman of Nigeria Red
Cross Society in the South-
East, Dr. Peter Katchy,
condemned it. He said, “It’s
very deplorable; it’s very
disheartening that a state in
the Federal Republic of
Nigeria will bundle people,
who are not even indigenes
of Anambra State, and
dump them under the
flyover at Upper Iweka in
Onitsha. Many of the
people, we have interviewed
are not indigenes of
Anambra State. Some of
them are from Ebonyi State;
some are from Imo State
among other states. It is an
insult to Anambra State. We
shall draw the attention of
the governor of Anambra
State to ask the reason for
such an invasion of his
territory. We will find out
why Lagos State should
invade Anambra State
territory; and why Lagos
State should dump people
here and leave them

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