See street beggar Fatima Othman in Lebanon who died and was later discovered to have almost £1 million in her bank account
– Fatima Othman, a street beggar in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, has been reported dead
– Othman was discovered by the police to have almost £1 million in her bank account
– She died of heart attack, having lost her hands and feet during the Lebanese Civil War
There was immense shock for residents in the Lebanese capital of Beirut who discovered that a disabled beggar who recently passed on had almost a million pounds in her bank account.
Having lost her hands and feet during the Lebanese Civil War, Fatima Othman, died of heart attack.
Othman turned instant celebrity after a Lebanese soldier provided her with a drink and food took a picture of her and posted it online. Her story endeared her to sympathetic people who donated money for her.
At Othman’s death, the Lebanese police turned up to investigate and were shocked to uncover two bags containing 5 million LBP (£2,457) which is ₦1 million in equivalence.
In fact, security operatives were more shocked when they discovered her deposit book for a local bank containing 1.7 billion LBP (£835,000 ) which is equal to ₦404 million in savings.
Commenting on the development, Joseph Musallem, the police spokesman said that the discovery of the cash and the savings book “was a big surprise“.
Locals who knew the woman, many of whom donated her money and food, said they were also surprised about the amount of cash that she had.
On her demise, policemen investigated and tracked down her family living in the town of Ain Al-Zahab, in Akkar, in northern Lebanon, and they collected her body which has now been buried.
Othman’s family are yet to realise that she was rich and it is believed she was too scared to admit that she had any money in case she was robbed, and so had carried on begging because it was what she knew.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that many beggars in Kano had returned to their businesses in spite of a state government order in 2016 which banned street begging.
NAIJ.com gathered that many beggars were seen on the streets, including Sabo Bakin Zuwo road leading to the Kano Government House.
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