You TookA Wrong Path To Success- Nigerian Catholic Priest Reacts To Mary Daniel Onu’s Scam Story
Last few weeks, Mary Daniel Onu went viral on social media because she was determined to make ends meet, despite her physical condition. Many Nigerians were kind-hearted to donate money to Mary Onu and just last week, we saw transformation in her life, when she celebrated her 27th birthday. Too sad to know that the story of Mary Daniel Onu is fake and was staged by her crew, in order to get attention and maybe, cash donations from Nigerians.
Since the truth was revealed, many Nigerians have reacted to Mary Onu’s scam story, as always diverse reactions emanated from Nigerians. Many have condemned her, while others have asked that she should still be helped. To add his own voice to Mary Onu’s scam story, a Nigerian Catholic priest, known as Reverend Father Augustine Abiagom has reacted. He took to his Facebook handle to pen down few points from her story.
According to him;
CONCERNING THE REPORT OF A SAD SCAM STORY .
Fr A. N. Abiagom, CM.
Your story was so touching that it moved the hearts of men and women of goodwill to show you love. Who would not be moved to seeing a hard working person with a physical challenge as yours?
Millions of naira rolled into your fund me account. Beautiful pictures of yours appeared few days after the ugly once were seen. Life transformed within a twinkling of eye for you. Some people did not waste time to tapping into your grace. Alas! The table turned upside down as it is told your story was a scam.I feel sad it was!
You are not the worst sinner, just that you have been caught. Should people regret their help towards you? Some of course would regret and vow not to help others like you in future even if their story be genuine. What could have led you to this scam game? Perhaps suffering and frustration. It was a wrong move to success you took my sister. But God forgives you. Ask also for the society’s forgiveness, and you will be forgiven.
Let us not condemn this lady. Even if the report of her scam is nothing but the truth, she still needs help. The Lagos State government should still help her become better with the resources given to her if possible.
There is however, a lesson you and I could learn from her experience. When your lifting up comes from human beings, your position on top is not guaranteed because the same people could bring you down. Like in the case of the people who planned the scam with the lady of our concern. But when God lifts you up, your position is guaranteed because no man can bring you down.
Although our society today seems to be largely moved by lies; honesty still remains the best policy. We must seek for the lifting up that comes from God by working hard, remaining honest and patient.
He said her story was touching, which made Nigerians offer helping hands because they were stunned her willingness to work, despite her physical condition. Millions of Naira was donated and we saw the effect when she celebrated her birthday, but in no time, the table has turned and the truth has been revealed. He did not condemn her as the worst sinner on Earth, but the difference is that she has been caught in the web of her lies.
Father Augustine Abiagom said Mary Onu’s scam story has made many regret their donations to her and might have vowed never to help anyone in the future. Father Augustine did not condemn her, rather he condemned her decision to become successful through a wrong path, but assured that God Almighty has forgiven her. He urged Nigerians not to condemn Mary Daniel and the Lagos State Government should help her become a better person, by releasing the funds donated to her, if possible.
Schooling Nigerians, he told them to learn that if human beings put you in a high position, there is every possibility that they will pull you down, but if God Almighty place you in an esteemed position, no man can ever bring you down. Though we are in a society full of lies, he urged that honesty should remain the best policy.