Begger Caught With N500,000, $100 Cleared Of Wrongdoing (Photos)

Hadiza Ibrahim, a 48-year-old street beggar found with N500,000 and $100 cash, was not involved in any drug trafficking, arms trading, kidnapping, or other illegal activities, according to the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA).

Hadiza was apprehended at a junction along Ademola Adetokunbo Crescent in Wuse II, Abuja, and preliminary security profiling revealed that she was not involved in such nefarious activities, according to the FCT Administration.

This news came amid conflicting emotions following Hadiza’s contentious detention by authorities from the Social Development Secretariat (SDS) a few days ago.

Malam Sani Amar, the acting Director of the SDS’s Social Welfare Services, told journalists on Thursday that as part of its profiling, the Police personnel assigned to its enforcement team were given time to play their role, and it was clearly established that she is not involved in such nefarious activities.

We believe Hadiza was not involved in any criminal activity based on our limited knowledge and experience in performing our duties, as well as the support of security professionals assigned to us.

“And if you look at the money found in possession, it was accumulated overtime. And the profiling we did on her, and we gave the Police in our team, time to play their role, and they did what they can, and it was clearly established that she is not into such nefarious acts.

“She was so wise to have selected the areas of her own begging business, where she realises huge money daily,” he said.

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