A middle-aged woman,
Uwenke was arrested in the Oyingbo area of Lagos State for allegedly using a bandage which she poured Gentian Violet (GV) on the leg of the boy to draw the sympathy of Nigerians.
It was gathered that Uwenke makes the boy lie down on the street helplessly to deceive passers-by and motorists and soliciting for financial assistance daily.
The Abia State-born Uwekne, during interrogation, said she made between N3,500 to N5,000 on a daily basis from the business.
“I brought my son, Sunny Uwenke who is 11-years-old, to Lagos five years ago to beg for alms while the remaining five children are at Ata town in Abia State with their father."
She narrated that the boy was a Junior Secondary School Two (JSS 11) student of Oworebiri Secondary School at Ata town in Abia State when she withdrew him from the school.
She added that she made much money from alms at Oshodi than any other area of the state because of the influx of people and pleaded with the government not to charge her to court, promising to go back to her town and reunite with her family voluntarily.
But the task force Chairman, SP Olayinka Egbeyemi, said she would be charged to court as the Commissioner of Police in the state, Fatai Owoseni, had directed that the suspect be immediately charged to court.