The Lagos State Task Force on Environmental and Special Offences on Thursday in Ikeja paraded a 29-year-old woman it arrested for faking pregnancy.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reported that the woman was arrested under the Ikeja Bridge, where she had been using her “heavy pregnancy” to deceive and solicit alms from residents.
She was paraded with a pillow, which she hid under her dress to fake a protruded belly, to defraud unsuspecting members of the public.
Speaking on the arrest, Mr Bayo Sulaiman, Chairman of the Task Force, said the woman was nabbed following a tip-off from members of the public about her suspicious activities.
Sulaiman explained that the suspect confessed to the dishonest business after arrest and even displayed to officials how she faked the pregnancy to appeal to people`s sympathy and defraud them.