The family of the pure water amputee who went viral has finally broken their silence over the story shared by their relative Mary Daniel a few weeks ago.
One of the viral stories on social media is the news about the pure water amputee who shared a touching story after her story went viral on social media.
However, it came out that the story she shared about her parents, how she lost her leg and how she has no families to cater to her are all lies. She also disclosed in her cooked-up stories that her situation forced her to drop out from school to enable her to provide well for her baby and aged grandmother.
how she has no families to cater to her are all lies. She also disclosed in her cooked-up stories that her situation forced her to drop out from school to enable her to provide well for her baby and aged grandmother.
A reporter from TheCable visited her family in Abuja and spoke to one of her aunties whom she lived with. According to her aunty, her real name is Ojonuwa Onu and not Mary Daniel she claimed. Her aunty Blessing Adedamola told TheCable that the claim she made about her family not catering for her was a lie.
She also added that Mary Daniel was living with her grandmother Juni Abu in the village and run away from home without a trace until she came into the news.
“She (Mary) just told mama that she was going to the next village to buy something which is like N50 taxi from here and is also trekkable. She had one wrapper and a shirt on then and that was it,” she said.
“Mama didn’t see her anymore and she started calling us thereafter. But before then, mama had been calling to report that she did this and that. So, I told her that Mary must have been craving for such freedom to run away. You can’t control her because she is stubborn to be sincere. So, she woke up one day and mama didn’t see her again.”
“There is this trending news that mama was the one who gave her to a husband. But she (mama) is not aware of anything that happened. When we learned she was in Onitsha and then Asaba, we were really angry because of the kind of life she was living and all she was doing,” she added.