Following reports that the family of Ahmed Mayowa Shukura, a young lady diagnosed with cancer scammed the public, the Lagos State commissioner of police, Cp Fatai Owoseni has directed full scale investigation into the report. This was disclosed by the Police Public Relations Officer Lagos state command, Dolapo Badmus in a statement.
Read the full statement below:
“Founder of LIFESTAKE foundation Ms Aramide Kasumu and two members of the ailing Aramide Shukura Ahmed’s family Mr Iwaloye Seun and Mrs Zaneen Ahmed were earlier today invited to the command’s headquarter on a fact finding mission, subsequently the command have placed a red alert on the access bank account opened in the name of Mayowa as it has been frozen while effort is ongoing to contact the managers of Gofundme online account so as to ensure funds raised through that platform is not fraudulently diverted.
Investigation will be extended to LUTH hospital Idi-Araba where the patient is currently undergoing treatment. The command wishes to inform all the good spirited people who had donated generously to this course that it will ensure it does not return as a hoax and every outcome of the investigation shall be made open. Our heart is with Mayowa at this Critical period of her life and pray she finds healing.”
Meanwhile, popular Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu who helped solicit for donations from Nigerians using her celebrity status to save cancer patient, Shukura Mayowa Ahmed’s life is regretting her actions. The actress many see as controversial broke down in tears where she alleged that Mayowa’s family swindled her and Nigerians who donated the funds. According to her, the initiative may have been a ruse with the intention to scam unsuspecting sympathizers of their hard earned money.