I lied about my father, please forgive me – Lagos viral amputee begs Nigerians

The viral Lagos amputee known as Mary Daniel has begged Nigerians for forgiveness following the revelation that her dad is still alive as against her initial narration that her father was dead.

According to her, she explained that all other part of her story was true except that of her fathers’. She explained that she lied about her father so that Nigerians can help her.

She said: “…I said my father is late so Nigerians can help me. I made a big mistake; Nigerians should please forgive me

While noting that she is still an amputee that needs help, she appreciated the Lagos State Government and everyone that supported her with N25 million.

Daniel who spoke with SaharaReporters on Thursday also revealed that she has truly being getting disturbing calls from her grandmother who she said was angry that she got N200,000 from the fortune.

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She narrated however that she had been hawking in Onitsha in Anambra state, from where she moved to Asaba in Delta state and now to Lagos where she was hawking before fortune smiled on her.

She said: “My father abandoned me since I was involved in this accident, there was no one to take care of me, nothing! That was why I said he’s dead. But my mother is truly dead. I had an accident truly; I was not amputated from birth.

“It was my grandmother that called me that she does not have anything, that if I have, I should send it. I said let me give her small money so she can use it to manage herself for now. I wanted to send N100, 000, I sent N200, 000 instead. She called me and asked why I sent her such a meagre amount, that, do I think she doesn’t know what’s going on, that how will people be contributing money for me and all I do is to send N200,000.

“She said I’d rather send more money or she will expose me and I will go back to selling ‘pure’ (satchet) water. I was shocked and asked what sort of thing is this. She’s my maternal grandmother, she is really old.

“My aunties and uncles from my mother’s side are the ones pushing my grandmother into this and if she continues like this, later she will regret it. I have told her to calm down that I will take care of her but she refused. She is busy following her children around, making videos, that’s their business.

“Nigerians should forgive me. People that stay on the streets and in noisy places, they hardly have a settled mind and I said my father is late so Nigerians can help me. I made a big mistake; Nigerians should please forgive me. 

“I want to open a supermarket in Lagos. I have always been a pure water hawker. Lagos is not the first place, I started from Onitsha, from there, I sold pure water in Asaba from there I came to Lagos. I don’t beg, even in my condition, I hawk that water so I can survive. That’s the business I have always been doing.

“I really appreciate the Lagos state government, Mr Idristhe hotel man that gave me accommodation, that celebrated my birthday. I also appreciate Princess Aderemi, for all the support and everyone that helped. I promise not to fail Nigerians.

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