There is no doubt that there are physically challenged and persons with disabilities who need a government with people’s support and help all over the world. While some transform their disabilities to strength and fend for themselves, others simply beg to provide their needs. These are genuine beggars.
People and government have ways of sympathising with genuine beggars. These include such offers as acknowledging they are beggars and then the pity, asking them what they need, offering alms, offering them food, directing them to a shelter and polite turning down their requests.
Fake beggars are exploiters and exposing them becomes imperative to tackle their exploits. Some are arrested, taken to court and they go jail, others are simply warned and counselled to desist from such. But hey can’t be stopped. When they are known in a certain town, they will simply change location.
Fake beggars use bandages and splints around some part of their bodies with corresponding lies, evoking sympathies of people. There are many of their tricks.
Challenging the genuine state of health of these fake beggars are becoming a bold step by people. Fake beggars are exposed, disgraced and arrested. This is encouraged to go on otherwise it is becoming self-employment.
Fake beggars nabbed in Enugu and Abakaliki admitted it has become their occupation and there are many others into it. The ugly trend has started making people withdraw their support even to genuine beggars as in some cases, fake beggars cannot be differentiated from the genuine ones.