Court sentences 30 beggars to Kirikiri, Badagry prisons

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BY MONSUR OLOWOOPEJO

As part of ongoing measures to rid Lagos of environmental nuisances,   the Special Offences Magistrate Court sitting in Alausa, Ikeja, Monday,  sentenced 30 beggars to Kirikiri and Badagry Prisons for soliciting for alms in violation of the state environmental law.

The prosecutor and Attorney General of Lagos State, Ade Ipaye, read some of the charges against the beggars to include conducting themselves as disorderly persons without visible means of livelihood and thus committed an offence under the criminal law of Lagos State.

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