The Nigerian Police has finally concluded its investigations on claims that the #SaveMayowa campaign was a scam by the family of the sick woman, Mayowa Ahmed, who suffers Stage IV ovarian cancer.
According to Stella Dimoko Korkus‘ blog, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, confirmed the authenticity of the campaign, adding that the altercation started after the family, Toyin Aimakhu and Aramide Kasumu of Life State Foundation disagreed over how to dispense the money raised.
Oweseni has ordered the removal of the embargo placed on the account. The family can now go ahead with the plans to fly Mayowa to Abu Dhabi for treatment.
See the report:
“The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, who confirmed this today, said the command therefore had to remove the embargo placed on the accounts, where the sum of N81million and 100,000 dollars, were raised by public spirited Nigerians, home and abroad.
He said according to their findings, the controversy was caused by misunderstandings over the modalities for dispensing and controlling the money between the Ahmed family, the Nollywood actress, Toyin Aihmaku and Life Stake Foundation.
He also added that the trio had raised the money with genuine intent, adding that barring any unforeseen circumstance, Mayowa should be flown out of the country for treatment.”
You can read Excerpts from an update given by Mayowa’s brother here.
Now, we can all exhale.