Lagos State Govt hands over amputee hawker to her kinsmen
The Lagos State Government has handed over the amputee sachet water hawker, Mary Daniel, to leaders of Igala Community in the State.
Special Adviser to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Civic Engagement, Princess Aderemi Adebowale made this known in a statement signed by Mr Sola Ogunmosunle, Director, Public Affairs Department, Office of Civic Engagement, on Thursday, April 29, in Lagos.
Adebowale said that the state government would continue to protect all residents in the state, especially the vulnerable.
The 27-year-old, who received millions of naira as donations from Nigerians, had been in the custody of the state government in the past two weeks.
According to her, the state government did this to shield the amputee hawker from possible fraudsters who might target the funds donated to her by well-meaning Nigerians.
Special Adviser said that Daniel was handed over to a committee comprising the representatives of the Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Youth and Social Development, and a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO).
She added that other committee members at the handing over was Mr Sanni Ejima, Leader of Igala Community in Lagos; Divisional Police Officer, Alausa and representative of the Lagos State Commissioner of Police.
Adebowale explained that the police were present at the handover to show that the state had taken proper care of Daniel, while in its custody, and to ensure her safety thereafter.
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