Mayowa Ahmed surrenders to cancer in South Africa

Mayowa Ahmed battled with ovarian cancer for months.

Her plight was publicized by Nigerian blogger LindaIkeji. Linda had backed a fundraising campaign for Mayowa.

Following the controversy that trailed the funds, the Nigerian police froze the account.

Recall that Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu and Miss Aramide Kasumu of Lifestake Foundation,  had launched an online appeal to raise funds for her surgery in an Atlanta-based hospital, United States.

The campaign raised over N80m and a separate $100,000 for her, but Aimakhu later alleged on social media that the campaign was a scam.

The police investigated the matter and unfroze the account labeling the controversy as a misunderstanding between the parties involved.

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Mayowas later flown to South Africa for surgical treatment on August 10, 2016.

She has been confirmed dead in a South African hospital.

Mayowa’s cousin, Habeeb Odufuye, broke the news of her death using one of his social media handles, saying, “Ahmed has left us in this world.

A statement from the family reads: “On behalf of the entire Ahmed’s family, we say thank you to everyone that was part of #SaveMayowa – RTs, donations.

“God bless you all. She tried, we tried, but God’s will prevailed.

“By Allah, in whose hands our lives are, Mayowa Ahmed has left us in this world.

“We pray that Jannat (paradise) becomes her home,” the statement read.