Anambra Government Commences Pick-Up Of Beggars, Mentally Sick In Onitsha.


Scores of beggars and mentally ill people have been picked up at Onitsha by the Anambra State Government, through a joint task force led by the Ministry of Social Welfare, Children and Women Affairs.

The apprehended beggars, operating at both Onitsha Main Market and Upper Iweka, were mostly women, presumed to be using ‘hired’ children to carry out their ‘business’, with a woman using as many as four kids.

The raid is part of the initiatives of the Anambra Government to rid the streets of the state of beggars and mentally sick, with the apprehended mentally sick persons taken to the Nteje Rehabilitation Center for treatment.


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