Mary Daniel, the viral Lagos amputee hawker, has acquired a house for N17.5 million in the Igando axis of the state.

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The spotlight had beamed on the 27-year-old lady in March after she was spotted hawking sachet water in the Oshodi area of the state despite her condition.

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.

Viral Lagos amputee hawker buys N17.5m house

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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.

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 which took the lives of her parents when she was young.

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Viral Lagos amputee hawker buys N17.5m house

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 TheCable Lifestyle showed that the account she gave the public of herself was laced with falsehood aimed at evoking pity and goodwill from Nigerians.

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Her family had told TheCable Lifestyle 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.



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