Toyin Aimakhu Releases Statement On Her Involvement In #SaveMayowa Campaign TrendyVoice

31 July 2016

Toyin Aimakhu Releases Statement On Her Involvement In #SaveMayowa Campaign

Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu has
come out to give her own side of the
story concerning her involvement in the
highly ccontroversial #SaveMayowa
campaign that raised over 30 million
naira to save the life of a stage four
ovarian cancer patient named Ahmed
Mayowa Shukurat.

Read her statement:

In view of the recent happenings
around Mayowa Ahmed's ill health and
the many allegations of fraud
surrounding the funds raised, it has
become imperative that I come clean
by stating my side of the story and by
implications, set the record straight.
When I got wind of Mayowa's sickness, I
was moved to tears and immediately
sought to know how I could help, hence
my on-the-spot video which went viral
as my genuine intervention.
Indeed, I was overwhelmed by the
quick response of well-meaning
Nigerians to whom I will forever owe a
debt of gratitude.
But all this changed yesterday,

Thursday 28th, July, when I went to the
hospital in the morning to check as well
as follow up on Mayowa. Her brother
had told everyone to leave them alone
because they wanted privacy. Although
I was shocked at the sudden change in
attitude, especially the tone of
communication, I still did not suspect
anything was amiss.

However, on my way out, I received a
call from one Aramide Kasumu of Life
Stake Foundation, who would later
claim the whole Mayowa Ahmed fund
raiser was a scam. Importantly, she
wanted to know the extent of my
involvement and in her words, "so that
when they are giving their reports, I
would not be roped into it". She went
further to state that the family
deceived everyone in the first place by
raising funds for Mayowa despite the
fact that her case was helpless and the
hopes of her survival was near
impossible. She seemed to know so
much, I reckoned.
Upon hearing this, I was appalled and in
a bid to clear my name, I went back to
the hospital in palpable anger and
demanded explanations from all
concerned. Perhaps, I overreacted when
I went into a rage of anger over the
matter with the CSO. I then alerted the
Police PRO, who invited the parties
involved to the police command.

I want to state for the record that I have
never been a fraud and will never
partake in one, not even at this stage of
my career (which I hold to heart). All
my efforts were strictly on
humanitarian grounds without recourse
to any pecuniary consideration or the
resort to cheap fame.
That said, whatever discomfort my
reactions may have cost anyone.
That said, whatever discomfort my
reactions may have cost anyone from
any quarters is highly regretted and I
take responsibility.

Whilst I wish Mayowa a quick recovery
and divine intervention, I want to urge
us as a people to continue to exhibit
that enviable Nigerian spirit of
compassion and generosity and not
because of this isolated case cease to
be our sister/brother's keeper. I love
you all and thank you.

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