Beggar arrested with guns in Lagos

The officials of Lagos Police Command have arrested a disabled beggar operating in Egbeda area of Lagos.

The suspect, Godwin Fawehinmi was caught in possession of a gun and upon investigation, police recovered more guns from his house at Alhaji Sadiku street in Akowonjo area of Egbeda.

Fawehinmi who is yet to tell police what he was doing with the weapons, has been transferred to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) office for further investigation.

The suspect, who is crippled, it was learnt, usually begs for alms on the street on a daily basis. However, it came to many as a surprise when a gun was recovered from him.

A source, according to Lailas’s blog, said some residents of the area where the man usually sits to beg for alms, noticed different people that visit him on a daily basis, look suspicious. That was why they informed the police.

A police source said Fawehinmi might be keeping the gun for some armed robbers and pretended to be a beggar.

The state Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), SP Chike Oti, confirmed Fawehinmi’s arrest. He said:

“The operatives of the command went after him, conducted search in his house and premises and recovered different types of guns, axes, machetes and other weapons. Investigation is still on-going.”


  1. The beggar should be prosecuted and sentenced to at least 30 years jail term. The police should also ensure that all his ( beggar) cohorts are apprehended and made to face the full weight of the law. The general public should be conscious of beggars around them. Well done, Nigeria Police.


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