The authorities of Lagos kingdom has refuted reviews that amputee hawker, Mary Daniel faked her identity.
According to the Lagos State Government, amputee hawker, Mary Daniel did now not lie or pretend her identity.
According to a document by using Guardian NIgeria, the authorities stated this whilst handing her over to the chief of the Igala (Kogi State) neighborhood in the state, disclosing that the police have been added in throughout the hand-over match to shield Daniel.
Recall that reviews have been rife on social media that she lied about her identification and that of her parents.
The authorities denied the claims in some media reviews that Daniel supplied incorrect statistics about the reputation of her parents, who earlier than now had been stated to be dead. It additionally denied that it has withheld the fund donated to the female as a end result of the proper repute of her parents.
The one-of-a-kind adviser, Office of Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale, whilst handing her over Daniel to her kinsmen disclosed that the nation authorities will proceed to defend all residents in the state, specially the vulnerable.
Recall that the amputee, whose story has attracted tremendous attention, mainly in social media, has been in the protected custody of the kingdom authorities in the previous two weeks.
Adebowale stated the authorities took the step to protect Daniel from feasible fraudsters who may additionally goal the money donated to her via well-meaning Nigerians.
According to the Special Adviser, the final want of the nation authorities is to make sure that Daniel will become a civically accountable citizen in the state, including that “she now has the assets to take care of herself and her toddler and have a new hire of life”.
Daniel was once exceeded over to a committee comprising of the representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Youth and Social Development, a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and the chief of Igala neighborhood in Lagos State, Mr Sanni Yakubu Ejima in the presence of the Divisional Police Officer, Alausa and consultant of the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command.
Adebowale, whilst handing over Daniel to the chief of the Igalas in the state, defined that the police had been delivered in to the handing over to exhibit that the nation had taken right care of Daniel whilst in its custody and to make sure her security thereafter.
Adebowale brought that the committee is to oversee Daniel’s rehabilitation and make sure that the donated money are judiciously utilized in the enchancment of her trendy of residing and that of her baby.