A 19-year old girl, Margaret Adiya Ikumu from Benue State has been arrested via the Lagos State Police command for faking her loss of life on Social media.
According to her: “I created the Facebook account and posted my obituary with intent to hold my household away from me due to the fact my mom used to be placing economic strain on me.
She is continuously traumatic that I send cash to her. I am bitter with my mom and uncles, over their incapacity to sponsor my schooling after the dying of my father.
My sojourn to Lagos is to work, keep some cash and return to school. To make my obituary seem to be real, I used the photograph of the daughter of my employer, Dr Nimechi Ugorji (without her knowledge), as the profile photo of the faux Facebook account.”
However, hassle began when Margaret’s Uncle, Tony Iji, noticed the Facebook submit and downloaded the profile image and reposted, calling on individuals of the public who be aware of the character on the image to file to the nearest Police Station.
Sequel to the petition, the police swung into an investigation the place they determined that Margaret is alive and working as a housemaid in an property at Ajah.
While talking to newsmen, her uncle said: “Our interest was once drawn to a publish on Facebook pointing out that Margaret died a few days in the past and used to be secretly buried with the aid of her two buddies Marvelous Mary and Nneka Buddy at Ajah area.
Later, we had been capable to set up contact with the stated pals who demonstrated that Margaret is useless and that she advised them now not to enable contributors of her household recognize and permitted them to secretly bury her.
To make us believe, her buddies despatched a image of a casket displaying that Margaret had been buried. We additionally received in in contact with a man who claimed to be her boyfriend. He corroborated the declare that she is dead.”