14-year-old absconds with two siblings, turns them to beggars


The whereabouts of a 14-year-old boy, Idris, are still shrouded in mystery about two weeks after he absconded from his father’s house in Seme, a border town between Lagos and Benin Republic.
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Idris was said to have fled home with his siblings, Musa, 10 and eight-year-old Abeeb to Oshodi and turned them to beggars.
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After spending some days sleeping at trailer parks, Idris reportedly moved his brothers to Lagos Island to continue with the begging.
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Reporters learnt that the boys were thrown into confusion when they woke up on Tuesday, December 10, and could not see Idris again.
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It was gathered that some Good Samaritans who saw them wandering around the CMS area took them to the Adeniji Adele Police Station.
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Musa has  speech defect and could only hear our correspondent but his younger brother, Abeeb, narrated their experience to reporters in Yoruba.
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He said their aunt who lives with them, one Laba, had wanted to punish them for not sweeping the room and Idris absconded with them late evening to evade the punishment.
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Abeeb explained that his brother did not tell them where they were heading for and their mission until they got to Oshodi where they started begging.
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He said, “I am from Seme. Idris took us away from home one evening and took us to Oshodi. We slept around trailer parks and the following day, he took us to Lagos Island. We were all begging for money to eat. We slept in front of a shop at night but we woke up one morning and did not see Idris again. Some people now brought us to the police station.

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