The internet has been flooded with controversies arising from the widely publicized ‘Save Mayowa’ campaign over scam reports. The Nigerian Police have now weighed in on the matter.
The Chief Medical Director of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, Professor Chris Bode, has reacted to reports of a scam allegation involving the family of Ahmed Mayowa Sukurat, an ovarian cancer patient in admission at LUTH.
Professor Bode said the management of the hospital was not aware of the scam and will investigate the report.
“I am hearing the case for the first time.
“The hospital will make proper investigation on her case and we will inform the public as at when due”, the LUTH boss told Tribune.
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Police Command have released an official statement over the #SaveMayowa saga.
“The Lagos State commissioner of police Cp Fatai Owoseni has directed full scale investigation into the report that the *Save Mayowa Campaign* is a fraud.
“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.
” SP Dolapo Badmos
” Police Public Relations Officer
” Lagos State Command.”