Mary Daniel Scams Nigerians; 25 Million Naira Donation Withhold By The Lagos State Government.

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The popular amputee story who once went viral on social media for hawking pure water at Oshodi, Mary Daniel has been confirmed to be a lie.

In an interview, which was held when she was recently discovered, she said that she had a baby and an old woman in her care to cater for and that she was an orphan, henceforth her hawking water.

Her story trended on how she was involved in an accident that killed all passengers including her parents when she was a teenager which made her lose her leg. She narrated her ordeal on how life had dealt with her and she had to drop out of school and headed to the street to make ends meet.

Following her sympathetic story, Nigerians started donating money to her bank account which was made public and raised about 25 million for her.

This prompted the state government to immediately shelter her to shield her frauders and criminals from taking advantage of her sudden fortune.

Just a few days ago, a celebrity birthday party was held in her honor featuring many cakes, fanfare, photoshoot, beautiful dresses and make up amongst others.

All was going well for Mary Daniels until recently the state government discovered on Thursday her Father was alive.

It was discovered that Miss Daniel was amputated from birth. Once Governor Sanwo-Olu immediately discovered the falsity of Daniel’s story, he handed her over to the officials of the social welfare for further investigation.

It was gathered that Mary Daniel was receiving strange calls from those who staged her story with threats to reveal the truth unless she gave them their shares of the money.

The commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu told The Nations in an an interview; “The Young woman was in the custody of officials of the social welfare and not the Police as reported earlier.

“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 contrary to the story she gave that her father is very much alive and 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 into light when the people started threatening her. She promised some N500,000 others different amount and was planning on returning home when the information leaked.”

“I had to attach some policemen to her to prevent any attack on her when she went to the bank… the commissioner stated, “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.” Odumosu explained.

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