- According to a saying in Yoruba language, “when lies run for scores of years, honesty will catch up with it in a single day”
- The above saying seems to be applicable to the story of pure water seller and Amputee, Mary Daniel, who once sold sachet water and bottled water at Oshodi, Lagos state
Mary Daniel, female from Kogi state, North Central Nigeria’s story went viral a few weeks ago due to her condition. A good number of well meaning Nigerians rose to the occasion after seeing her photos online to assist her. Among them was Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, a governorship candidate at the Imo state governorship election in 2019, who also invited Mary Daniel for lunch.
Currently, the information obtained revealed the once upon a time Oshodi pure water seller colluded with some persons to stage all that happened.
Some of the reports on Mary Daniel are highlighted below as she was accused of colluding with fraudsters:
“@Austynzogs: The FALL of #MaryDaniel: It was discovered that her presence in Oshodi was staged. N25m was raised.Those working with her started threatening her. She promised some N500,000 others different amounts & was planning to return to Kogi state when the information leaked. – Gidi Traffic informed.
Remember the Oshodi amputee hawker that went viral and attracted the attention of helpers including Lagos state government? It has been discovered that her story is false. Her dad is alive. Now Lagos State Government is about to withdraw the 25 million assistance she was promised. – Instablog9ja
Lagos detects lies in viral amputee hawker’s claims, withholds N25m donation. Claims by Mary Daniel, the Oshodi amputee hawker that she lost a leg in an accident that killed all passengers, including her parents when she was a teenager, have been discovered as false. All was going well for the young lady until the state government discovered on Thursday her father was alive. It was also detected she was amputated from birth. “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. – The Nation Nigeria