Amputee Hawker, Mary Daniel Apologizes for lying to Nigerians & Blast Her Grandmother Mary Daniel, the amputee hawker who has recently been accused of not being completely truthful about her condition, has apologized to Nigerians. The 27-year-old single mother received N25million donations from Nigerians who were moved by claims that she lost her leg in an accident that claimed the life of all passengers, including her parents. However, it's been claimed that there was no accident and she was amputated "from birth", a claim she denies. It was also reported that her father is still alive. Mary said she made a mistake by saying her father was dead, but she did so because the man abandoned her. Mary denied claims that her presence in Oshodi was staged to garner sympathy.