The viral Lagos amputee hawker, Mary Daniel, has acquired a house for N17.5 million in the Igando area of Lagos State and set to open her own pure water factory in her compound.
Newsflash Nigeria recalls that a kind-hearted Nigerian man identified as Ibitoye Ayodele saw Mary hawking sachet around Bolade market in Oshodi area of Lagos despite her condition and decided to help.
Ibitoye gave her some money and shared her story on his Twitter page. However, well-meaning Nigerians who saw the story decided to rally around and open a #crowdfundher. According to reports, huge funds was raised and given to her so she can start a business.
However, in a new video shared on social media on Saturday, a 27-year-old lady seems to have put the money to good use after acquiring a house worth N17.5 million.
During the house warming held on Saturday — about four months after her story went viral — Mary revealed that she bought the house out of the N25 million people donated to her.
The Kogi-born amputee also disclosed that she has invested the remaining part of the money in constructing a pure water factory situated within the compound.
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The event was graced by friends and leaders of the Igala community in Lagos among others.
Mary had earlier claimed that her leg was amputated after a ghastly car accident that took the lives of her parents when she was young.
She had also alleged that the development forced her to drop out of school to enable her to provide for her baby as well as her aged grandmother.
But an investigation by Newsflash Nigeria showed that the account she gave the public of herself was laced with falsehood aimed at evoking pity and goodwill from Nigerians.
Her family had said that her real name is Ojonuwa Onu, not Mary Daniel, as she claimed.
Blessing Adedamola, her aunt, had also revealed that Mary’s claim that she has no family to cater for her was a lie.
Watch the video here: