Aramide, founder of Lifestake Foundation, the organization overseeing the affairs of the sick lady, Mayowa, has come out with her side of the story.
The controversy over the #SaveMayowa fundraising campaign yesterday, involving Nollywood actress Toyin Aimakhu has caused an uproar in the social media and Aramide clears the air.
She took time to explain in a video, which she posted on her Facebook page. According to her, there was a miscommunication somewhere, which has led to the heated reactions from Nigerians.
She also admitted that the situation could have been handled better and apologizes to anyone who has been hurt by this. Confirming that the Nigerian Police is now handling the case, she read the statement issued by Dolapo Badmos, spokesman of the Lagos Police Command.
“The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, 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.”
According to Aramide, about 80 Million Naira was raised for Mayowa in Nigeria, contrary to the N32 million that was earlier stated. She says she will make sure that the matter is rectified in all transparency and honesty.