A popular social media commentator, Tunde Ednut, has shared the story of a popular king of beggars in Ajegunle area of Lagos who has 5 houses, a transport company, a sachet water company, and 18 children despite being a beggar.
According to the story which was shared on his official Instagram page on Thursday, the popular beggar can easily pass for the richest among his group in Nigeria.
Alhaji Umar Dikko is not the regular day to day beggar you see in the streets of Lagos begging for alms from public-spirited Nigerians who take pity on their conditions and hand out stipend to them.
Alhaji Umar may be a beggar but he is a beggar with a difference as he is not only the Sarkin Maroka (King of Beggars) in the Ajegunle area of the state but has also carved a niche for himself as one of the richest beggars in Nigeria.
Though physically challenged, Alhaji Umar, is a wealthy man in every sense of the word, with four wives and 18 children to boast of, a thriving transportation business, a sachet water factory and five houses he built in his home state of Kano.