When one hears of the word ‘begger’, it is easy to thing of a very poor person in the society. However, it is not so for Alhaji Umar Dikko who is popularly known as the king of beggars in Ajegunle, Lagos.
Reading his story shared on Instagram by Tunde Ednut, one can tell that the popular beggar can easily pass for the richest among his group in Nigeria as Dikko has to his credit five houses, a transport company, a sachet water company, four wives and 18 children.
Sharing his story on Instagram, Tunde Ednut wrote:
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.
See his post below: