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70 Year Old Woman Kidnaps 3 Year Old Girl in Kwara & Uses her for Begging



BeggarA 70-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday for allegedly kidnapping a 3-year-old girl in Ilorin, Kwara State, and using her for begging.

The parents of the girl had declared her missing on Wednesday, March 25th, Vanguard reports.

One of the girls relatives spotted her with the suspect at a worship place, popularly called Ori-Oke at Basin area of Ilorin, where she was seen begging.

When apprehended, the woman said the girl was her grandchild, and that proceeds from the begging were used to cloth the girl.

However, investigations revealed that she had indeed kidnapped the girl.

Police subsequently released the girl to her parents.

Photo Credit: TopeTempler (*Photo is for illustrative purposes only*)


  1. Manny

    May 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Chai, it will not be better for this woman. You steal another person’s child to be begging for you?

  2. cindy

    May 11, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    It is because we praise the art of begging in this country. Beggars should be taken off the roads and be kept in camps. We will give to them there.

  3. Miss_Flygerian

    May 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    Cold, really cold and heartless. Kidnapping another person’s child and use her for begging? Tufiakwa.

  4. ACE

    May 11, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    She is 70 and evil. How can u do such a thing woman. #Odiegwu!

  5. kokie

    May 11, 2015 at 2:58 pm

    Hopefully the woman has been charged to court to face the consequences of kidnapping

  6. @edDREAMZ

    May 11, 2015 at 3:07 pm

    Am not sure she will survive the prison so they should just give an house arrest….

  7. amy

    May 11, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    She need to die by hanging……. Can imagine my 5yr old lil sis…. Wouldn’t want any scratch on her….. Imagine someone kidnapping her to beg….. Will kill somebody

  8. tammy

    May 11, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    Oloriburuku ma ni woman yi ke?

    • Tinuade Ibrahim

      May 11, 2015 at 7:17 pm

      As in…not funny. I love the way you put it though.

  9. nnenne

    May 11, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    The love of money is not limited to any ethnic group in Nigeria. Let’s stop deceiving ourselves.

  10. ASP

    May 12, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Let he or she who had never stolen b4 b d one to judge ds woman. Think we al need re-orientation for a positive change.

    • Ada Nnewi

      May 12, 2015 at 1:03 pm

      let them steal your child then you can come and write this your foolish comment here again…Rapists and ritualists could have taken this little girl as she was begging for this woman and you’re here spilling nonsense….

  11. Grace

    June 3, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    Realy you people should be finding out the real truth and picture before posting thrash. Please fear God, firstly the woman in this picture is nt even up to 40 years in age, imagine can a 70yrs old be breastfeeding a baby? lol! and then this place is not Kwara state. This is place is opposite BRT loading oshodi,beside Mr Biggs, close to Oando filling station, in marina Lagos island, Even you guys that have commented on it you amaze me? and all of u just dey rain curses on this woman, the source is not reliable, Haaa Naija sha I fear you ppu o. Pls stop fooling around.

    • Shocked

      June 10, 2015 at 6:30 am

      Grace it clearly states that “photo is for illustrative purposes only.” Nigerians need to learn to read!

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