Two fake blind beggars have been arrested by the policemen attached to the Imo State University, Owerri. Their arrest followed intelligence information given to the police by some students of the institution.
A student leader, Chidi Onyeji, told Southern City News that the fake blind men were apprehended by the police at the main gate of the varsity. He said, “The policemen have uncovered swindle activities of a particular group who devise unlawful means to attract sympathy and rip off kind-hearted students of their hard-earned money under the pretext of being blind.”
According to Onyeji, luck ran out on the suspects when one of the policemen called one of the beggars, and on approaching, the cop slapped him and asked him to open his eyes.
He explained that upon interrogation, the two fake blind persons confessed to the crime, saying they took to the crime to make ends meet because they were unemployed.
The suspects had been transferred to the state Police Command in Owerri, where they were being interrogated.