Monday, 25 January 2016

This beggar earned more than most Nigerian graduates.

56 year old Kehinde Olatubosun pictured above disclosed that he earned N300,000 monthly from begging. What! How many graduates earn that amount on a monthly basis in Nigeria? 
However, the fake beggar cum drug addict's luck ran out on Saturday night, January 23, when he along 18 other drug addicts were arrested by the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos Police Command at a joint in Ipodo area of Ikeja.he has been arrested by the police. Before his arrest, he would usually disguise as a sick patient,  arm himself with a fake drug prescription paper and hit the street begging. An act that have made him richer than most working Nigerians.  Continue........

Olatubosun confessed that he made over N300, 000 monthly from begging in Ikeja.

According to Premium Times report, the RRS had on Monday night traced a stolen phone to the joint, leading to the arrest of a three-man gang of mobile phone thieves, three hard drug peddlers and 13 drug addicts.

The suspect disclosed that he made over N10,000 daily begging at the Mobolaji Bank Anthony Roundabout; beside the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital; Toyin street.

Olatubosun said: “All days of the week, I’m always in Mobolaji Bank Anthony Roundabout, Toyin Street roundabout and Opebi. At times, I collaborate with beggars. Whatever we make, we share but I get a larger share,” said the suspect.

“What I do is that, I get LASUTH drug prescription papers. I get it from their waste bin. With this in my hand, I convince motorists, passengers and passersby that I have a relative who is in dire need of money to buy drugs and I show them the prescription papers.

“This is what I have been doing since I was deported from Germany in 2004. Before the deportation, I was working as Electrical Engineer in Bauhusa, Colon, Germany. I was in Germany for 12 years before I was deported.”

The suspect further stated that he was deported from Germany after he was caught in possession of hard drugs.

“I have four children. Two are in Germany with my wife. One is in Texas, United States and another in Nigeria,” he said.

“Unfortunately, all the money I make from this begging goes into drugs. Day after day, I am always there, seven days a week. I make more money on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. I make more than N10,000:00 on weekends.

“As I speak to you, I’m not on drugs but I am experiencing withdrawal symptoms, that is, the effect of not taking drugs for sometimes,” he said.

He explained that he was arrested at the Ipodo drug joint when the RRS men raided the place adding that it was the first time he would be arrested.

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