The family of Ahmed Mayowa Shukurat, a girl who was diagnosed with bilateral Ovarian Mass Carcinoma, has cleared the air on the lingering news, hereby addressing it.
Ahmed Mayowa Shukurat’s family released a general statement denouncing the allegations. You can read it below;
Earlier today July 28, 2016, there were reports that the #SaveMayowa campaign was a scam by her family members to take money from innocent Nigerians.
But Ahmed Mayowa Shukurat’s sister Ahmed Mariam, while at LUTH told reporters that Toyin Aimakhu’s accusations are untrue and unfounded.
“I don’t know why Toyin Aimakhu and Linda Ikeji are saying we are scamming Nigerians. It’s a lie! No doctor ever told us my sis cannot survive this they just told us to do something and take her out of the country. Nigerians we did not scam u ooo it’s a lie oo. Linda Ikeji has never been in this story and now she’s just cooking up everything to just…
“Right now my sis is in d room crying. I don’t know what Linda wants from us. It is true. she has ovarian cancer. We sent the medical report we posted everything online. At least we posted everything online.
“No doctor ever told us it’s stage four. It’s not until two weeks ago they told us she has ovarian cancer. So even if we know she’s going to die we have to do something. Nobody even asked her to do the video she did it herself she’s tired.. I don’t know where Linda cooked d story” she said.
Meanwhile, Toyin Aimakhu who spearheaded the movement said the entire #SaveMayowa initiative is a scam set up by Mayowa Ahmed’s family.
According to the actress, “they tagged me, she sent me a message… they said she’s my huge fan saying she had cancer and she needed help and wanted me to come… I showed the doctor the (medical) report and the doctor said ‘which report?’. They said it was a fake report”.
She continued, “They just came up with the plan on Sunday. They now came to LUTH to appear as if they were in LUTH. When they saw me they said I did not help them to beg for money… that they don’t know anything.”
Toyin Aimakhu took a step further by taking members of the Nigerian police force to LUTH to arrest Ahmed Mayowa Shukurat’s brothers.
However, in had a chat with Mayowa’s cousin, Olamide, he told reporters that her travelling plans are already underway. He said, “To my surprise. I got here this morning around 12. I got a call from my friend that there’s a scene happening that Toyin Aimakhu came in.
A brother of mine asked her to move out that Mayowa has to rest. Her travelling plan is already underway. Toyin came in this morning, she received a call from someone and the person told her that she heard from someone from a Doctor that it is a scam that they said my cousin is going to die. She heard it from a doctor here”.
#SaveMayowa has reportedly raised over $150,000 through a GoFundMe account and an excess of N80 million in Mayowa’s Access bank account through public donations.
Source: Pulse, Ynaija