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Despite efforts, Mayowa Ahmed kicks the bucket



Exactly 11 days after Mayowa Ahmed was flown to South Africa to receive medical treatment for ovarian cancer, a family member, Asiwaju Foye has announced her unfortunate demise.
Foye made the announcement in a series of tweets posted on his time-line today, saying Mayowa passed on in the early hours of Sunday, but he did not give any details or mentioned where the ill-fated incident occurred.
“By Allah, in whose hands our lives are, Mayowa Ahmed has left us in this world. We pray that Jannat becomes her home #RipMayowa. She tried, we tried but God’s will prevailed #RipMayowa”, Foye’s tweet read on his handle.
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The battle to save the life of Mayowa is one that is well documented as Nigerians showed compassion to her cause raising over N80m and a separate $100,000 but the strive to get her treatment abroad was almost truncated when Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu stormed the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) with policemen claiming she was fooled into spearheading the #SaveMayowa campaign as she alleged that the fundraising was a scam.
It was at that point that the police stepped in and after thorough investigation, the Lagos State Police Command, through the State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, declared that the fundraising was not a scam.
Following the declaration, the police unfroze the account where the sum of N81million and another 100,000 dollars, were raised by well-meaning Nigerian both home and abroad for Mayowa to be flown abroad for treatment.
The move by the police enabled Mayowa’s family secured a three-month visa and an emergency doctor to accompany her on the trip as requested by the airline booked to fly her to South Africa where she went for treatment until her untimely death was made public.
 By Ahmed Boulor…
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