Nigerians familiar with the story of Mayowa Ahmed are mourning the loss of the young ovarian cancer patient who yielded to the disease today, Sunday, August 21, 2016 at age 31.
#RIPMayowa More On Mayowa Ahmed As Nigerians Mourn
She died in a South African hospital where she was receiving treatment after Nigerians donated generously for her to have a surgical procedure abroad.
Contacting her cousin who managed her GoFundMe account in South Africa but we were told he was too devastated to talk
It would be recalled that after Nigerians raised N81 million and $100k for the #SaveMayowa campaign, her travel plans were temporarily scuttled by a false alarm raised by popular blogger, Linda Ikeji and actress, Toyin Aimakhu that Mayowa and her family were scammers.
After two weeks investigation, however, the Lagos State Police cleared Mayowa’s family of all charges of fraud as they confirmed that the controversy was caused by ‘misunderstandings over the modalities for dispensing and controlling the money’.
Read Nigerians’ condolence tweets below…
— Aliyu A Bawa (@08Bawa) August 21, 2016
Mayowa gave died… It’s sad, may her soul RIP. Nigerians are real winners here, y’all stood up when it matters👏 bless y’all. #RIPMayowa
— Akobi-Wenger™ (@_Herphiez_) August 21, 2016
Heartbroken about the death of Mayowa!! She struggle hard to live but Jah knows best#RIPMayowa
— IG:@Dammy_Mastermind (@dami_mastermind)August 21, 2016
Death is inevitable.. God has finally free her of her pains. May Allah grant you aljanah and may u rest in peace… So sad #RIPMayowa
— OZ SOSO (@sweetsoso65) August 21, 2016
#RIPMayowa….Rest in His Bossom you really fought a good fight! My condolences to the Family
— phisayoR (@Iam_LolaVolcan) August 21, 2016