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Amputee Sachet Water Hawker Handed to Police over Untrue Stories




Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has directed the related ministry handy over the matter of Mary Daniels, the amputee sachet water hawker to the state Police Command for additional investigation following discrepancy found in her story.


Daniels’ viral story on social media had elicited world sympathy and concern from Nigerians. When contacted for feedback, the state Commissioner for data and Technique, Mr. Gibing Omotoso, couldn’t reply to calls and textual content messages despatched to his cell phone at press time.

Nonetheless, a authorities supply who most popular anonymity, confirmed the event to Vanguard, saying that Governor Sanwo-Olu gave the directive on Wednesday after it was found that Daniels’ story was staged and unfaithful in spite of everything.

The cat was set free of the bag when it was found that the story should have been fabricated following unusual calls that Daniels had continued receiving from a workforce who had been instrumental to her fortune in Lagos.

Sequel to the invention, it was gathered that the governor directed {that a} Kogi conventional chief in Lagos, a Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), Irede basis, ought to additional examine the story and preserve a faucet on her actions.

In the meantime, the Workplace of Particular Adviser on Civic Engagement to Lagos State Governor had been directed by the governor to deal with the case and observe it to the latter.

Subsequently, Daniels was handed over to the standard chief and different businesses on Wednesday with about N25 million in her non-public account.

It was found that the tales earlier narrated by the amputee had been conflicting coupled with unusual calls coming from individuals suspected to be people who she labored for earlier than her discovery.

The actions of the state authorities turned obligatory after investigations revealed that the amputee was not telling a real story about herself and the life she had been residing earlier than helps from the general public and authorities intervention got here to her means.

The event got here to mild when a few of the individuals Daniels had a deal began calling repeatedly, demanding for their very own share of the donations Daniels had acquired from the general public or else they might expose her.

 It was additionally found that Daniel claims that she was an orphan and that the dad and mom died throughout an accident had been unfaithful, whereas her conditions in Oshodi had been allegedly staged.

The supply narrated that in interrogations, it was found that the amputee’s father was nonetheless alive opposite to Daniel’s preliminary declare that she misplaced each dad and mom throughout an accident a number of years again.

Additionally after a number of hours of investigation into her story, the official added that it was found that the sachet water hawker’s mom actually died however was not via an auto crash as earlier narrated by Daniel after arriving Oshodi the place she was found final month.

 In the meantime, efforts are on to contact the state police command for affirmation at press time.

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