How Physically Challenged Lady Who Sold ‘Pure Water’ Allegedly Staged The Scenario (Details)
According to a recent article, the viral amputee hawker Mary Daniel, who sold “pure water,” deceived millions of Nigerians in order to profit from her story.
According to a report published by The Nation, her story was fabricated because inquiries revealed that her father is still alive and that she was amputated from birth, contrary to her claim that she lost her parents and one of her legs in a fatal car accident.
That viral photo of the Amputee lafy hawking sachet water in Lagos was staged.
The story she told about losing her parents and her leg in an accident was a lie.
Her father is alive, she was amputated from birth.
Things Dey occur!
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As a result, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has turned over Miss Mary Daniel to the Social Welfare personnel for further investigation.
Miss Mary’s true story was threatened to be revealed by her colleagues, who demanded a fair share of the N25 million in donations she had collected from Nigerians.
Miss Mary is currently in the custody of officials from the Social Welfare, not the police, according to the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, Hakeem Odumosu.
He said, ”
“The police were there but she was not handed over to us. She was handed over to the Social Welfare. There were irregularities and lies in the account of her life she gave.
“It was discovered that contrary to her claim that her parents died during an accident that left her amputated, it was discovered that her father is very much alive and that she was amputated from birth.
“It was also discovered that her presence in Oshodi was staged. Those working with her played on the intelligence of Nigerians to get donations for her.
” It came to light when the people started threatening her. She promised some N500,000 others different amounts and was planning to return to her home state when the information leaked.
“I had to attach some policemen to her to prevent any attack on her when she went to the bank. We suspected those people might follow her but everything went well as they were not seen.
“Presently, the state government is preventing her from accessing the money.
“The government does not want a situation where it will become a trend for people to cook up stories, manipulate the people to get donations”