The Lagos state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso, has denied media reports that the state government has seized the money donated to viral amputee hawker, Mary Daniel.
A report by the Nation alleged that the state government withheld Mary’s money after finding out the single mother ”lied” about her condition. (Read here.)
Nigerians took to social media on Wednesday night April 28 to demand that the state government release the funds to the lady.
PM News reports that during an interview with Staf FM today April 29, Omotoso said that the government had no plans to deny Daniel of her N25 million donation. According to him, what the government did was to ensure that she was not molested and safe to do whatever she intended to do with the money raised for her.
According to Omotoso, Mary is free to set up her dream supermarket store in Lagos State since it was in the state that fortune smiled on her.