Anambra government to set up courts to prosecute beggars, hawkers

Published On: April 12, 2013, 12:34 am (7 years ago)
Author: Zing
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Street beggars and hawkers in Anambra state are in for a shocker, as the state government says it is readying family courts to try them and deliver rapid justice for constituting “nuisance” on the streets.

The state commissioner for women affairs and social development, Henriatta Agbata, said the state was keen about bringing to a close its long struggle with stubborn sellers and alms seekers who rebuff all state entreaties and threats to try alternative livelihoods.

Mrs. Agbata said on Thursday that the setting up of such courts had become imperative to allow those caught in the act be tried and punished accordingly.

“Many of the beggars and street hawkers have been caught in the past and warned to desist from such acts, but after a while, they return to the streets, constituting a nuisance," Mrs. Agbata was quoted by the News Agency of Nigeria as saying.

"Some people are in the habit of bringing children from the villages to live with them and later send such children to hawk for them, instead of enrolling them in schools.

"Such people should understand that the Child Rights Act is in place in Anambra and we have started implementing it," the commissioner said.

Agbata warned that the state government in collaboration with some non-government organizations would beam the search light on the activities of beggars and hawkers and would make them face the law.


-- NYPDmike (m) at 12-04-2013 02:23 AM
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i think they have a point in some aspect.....
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-- Biafranwar (m) at 12-04-2013 03:09 AM
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That will be very nice
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-- smithshesky (m) at 12-04-2013 03:40 AM
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HOW MANY JOB DID YOU CREATED ?
INSTEAD OF THEM TO BECOME THIEVES
BETTER FOR THEM TO  BEG
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-- dlimelite (f) at 12-04-2013 04:26 AM
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IKR. How many jobs have you created to solve the issue?
"but after a while, they return to the streets, " That's cuz when they realized there's still no job for them they go back to the streets to get some money. Ppl have to survive somehow without available jobs. Provide jobs then see how many will wanna continue being a beggar or hawker. mtcheew.
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-- malvin2525 (m) at 12-04-2013 04:33 AM
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sending them to family court or what ever you call it, will not solve the problem, let there be job creations and all this will go away
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-- etibaba (m) at 12-04-2013 05:06 AM
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Quote from: NYPDmike on 12-04-2013 02:23 AM
i think they have a point in some aspect.....

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-- winace (f) at 12-04-2013 05:46 AM
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Be ready to keep them in a place and be feeding them
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-- proly (f) at 12-04-2013 06:01 AM
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Kkkk
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-- goodguym (m) at 12-04-2013 06:39 AM
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na him sabi
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-- ezchusa (m) at 12-04-2013 06:45 AM
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Hmmm

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-- dickman2 (m) at 12-04-2013 06:48 AM
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beggers to court..nawa ooh /
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-- morgrawl231 (m) at 12-04-2013 07:12 AM
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Quote from: smithshesky on 12-04-2013 03:40 AM
HOW MANY JOB DID YOU CREATED ?
INSTEAD OF THEM TO BECOME THIEVES
BETTER FOR THEM TO  BEG
seconded,,,,
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-- lanudja (f) at 12-04-2013 07:44 AM
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Useless govt
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-- zeigbo (m) at 12-04-2013 08:23 AM
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I C

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-- tanglefree (f) at 12-04-2013 08:43 AM
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Do the right thing!
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-- juddycoil (m) at 12-04-2013 09:03 AM
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kk
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-- denmal (m) at 12-04-2013 09:16 AM
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good
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-- Lekan22 (m) at 12-04-2013 09:40 AM
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God will judge you all! Instead of giving them works to do.
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-- Lekan22 (m) at 12-04-2013 09:42 AM
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God will judge you all! Instead of giving them works to do.
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