Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Police Commence Probe On Alleged N30m ‘Save Mayowa’ Fund Scam, Freeze Account

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Saturday, 30 July 2016

Police Commence Probe On Alleged N30m ‘Save Mayowa’ Fund Scam, Freeze Account

The police in Lagos State has commenced investigation into an alleged scam regarding the sum of N30 million appeal fund raised for a patient at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Miss Mayowa Ahmed.



Following an order by the state’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni that the matter be investigated, the police yesterday invited the founder of Lifestake foundation, Ms Aramide Kasumu, and two of Mayowa’s relatives, Mr Iwaloye Seun and Mrs Zaneen Ahmed, to assist in the investigation.


A statement issued yesterday by the Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Police Command, Mr Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent of Police also said the the Access Bank account opened for the fund raiser as well as the management of the GoFund Me account were being investigated.

Trouble had started when Mayowa’s family members posted her picture on the social media, saying she needed N30 million for her treatment at Emory International Hospital, Atlanta, USA.

Realising that Mayowa is an alumnus of her secondary school, popular Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu, was said to have involved herself actively in the campaign for Save Mayowa fund and grew very familiar with the patient and members of her family.

Aimakhu was, however, shocked to visit Mayowa at LUTH after the campaign had generated more than N30 million only to be told that she could no longer see the patient because the family had instructed that no visitor should be allowed access to her.
The situation prompted Aimakhu to suspect a foul play on the part of the family and raised the alarm that the fund-raiser was a scam perpetrated by Mayowa’s family members.

Badmos’s statement yesterday said the Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, had directed that full scale investigation be launched 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 yesterday invited to the command’s headquarter on a fact finding mission,” the statement added.

"Consequently, the command has 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 cause that it will ensure it does not return as a hoax and every outcome of the investigation shall be made open. “


-The Nation



94 comments:

DonMayor said...

That's good.

abril said...

Oh my God... I just pity Mayowa in all of this

Alloy Chikezie said...

A step in the right direction.

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James said...

The truth is that this ailing patient needs the money. Nothing can be done for her without money on the ground. To fly her to USA or anywhere require money.
I suspect that the people crying foul are those that did not donate anything.

Anonymous said...

This is just greed greed greed. Some Nigerians are wicked! Why freeze the account ! Tufuiakwa!!!

white Berry said...

Are they still on this case. Don't really know what else to say concerning this her issue.

Blessing Jackson said...

Hmmmmmm,

Miss Ess said...

They should fear God for Christ sake and allow this girl to rest, I hate this.

Tetrina said...

They are making an already sad case worse. Mayowa doesn't need all these right now! I feel, they should have just left the issue. I saw on instagram where Mayowa was also pleading with Toyin for help with the funds and she was even crying whilst Toyin was telling her to stop that.
I mean, what would she gain by trying to scam people intentionally. That girl is fighting for her life even if it means being given an extra few months or years to live.
Ah well....

Anonymous said...

Stella believe God has a purpose for Mayowa to live that is why the whole issue came out.I read it somewhere that the family want to go and lock her up somewhere till she dies.
That money is a whole lot and I'm sure they might considering wasting it and they want to play a smart one on Nigerians. Abroad doesn't work like that.I have gone to USA for medical before and remember having lot of correspondences with me to show them at the embassy.
I just want you to know the family are not be straight forward here.For those crucifying Toyin, she is more on Mayowa's side to get the necessary treatment. But the family are playing smart to save face with the video they did. They should have show us her passport with valid visa and the people following her,if really they want treatment for her abroad. I pray for Mayowa that God will intervene.There is nothing to hard for him to do,and I pray that cancer will not be the portion of anyone of us because I lost a cousin to it.She gave birth and the boy couldn't suck till she died after 3months and each time I look at the boy I can't help but cry.It is well

Lady j said...

Hian...na who police epp? Abeg they should allow dis lady be joor..DAT NGO lady caused dis whole buhahahaha..and toyin wasn't patient enough as usual to get d true story..before screaming scammm

Lilly simple said...

Awwwwwwww its well
Let them let the sweet lady rest and get well soon

Anonymous said...

Antp or any association of the Yoruba movie industry should quickly call this Toyin to order. This girl needs brain evaluation. I listened to her interview on ynaija and its easy to know that she is not stable. What the fuck? Reddington she said its Raddintin, she was just blabbing. I thought she was educated, what was she saying for goodness sake What's her problem. She called emoney, she called odili, biko which odili, smh.

Shyla said...

Good move by the police. But I am sorry, with this patient shown here, its only the special grace of God that will keep her alive. She is already far gone. I sincerely hope her family are not scammers of the public though. I didnt even know about this whole ish till just two days ago. If its so, they should refund the money back to all donors. Its a sad situation really. This can affect the genuine seeking ones in need of great help.

Anonymous said...

God please don't allow Mayowa die before this investigation concludes because we sabi our Naija police.

Bianca BRUNO said...

Have they finished investigating all that stole Nigeria's money?
Orisirisi

OliviaSilk said...

I am watching this unfold.
The family should have been very very truthful about her situation. People would have still donated.

Anonymous said...

Greedy people!!!

BA said...

Look at how they are playing kite with someone's life. In this world on email and fast phone calls,let them make calls and mails to the said hospital's abroad now,this shouldn't be too hard. There is a line missing in the plot. Why did the family prevented Toyin from seeing the lady?

Valerie said...

Hmmm. Hope sey all the rant Stella rant in defence no go be in vain, plus many others here. This whole thing sounds like its a shady deal. Like some group of people wanna benefit from her condition. With things like this, it is difficult to trust Nigerians.
The mistake people made was not hearing this from the patient herself cos I believe she can still talk to plead her cause for help in the first place. Not allowing the family do all that, allegedly without her knowledge.

Anonymous said...

Someone comes all out to help u raise money putting time &effort, and u turn around to bare them, Wat an effrontery, stupid selfish family

Default Smile said...

Oh dear....how will take care of her now if the account is frozen?? So so sad.



#I am a fruitful vine, I am a joyful mother of children

Highest height said...

Pls they should forget all this stories, I have an access account can they pls refund my 4k. @ d end of the day na bank go gain all the money. Thank in advance

xhlrted p said...

So sad. The only thing I see here is Mayowa's smile and then her condition.

God have mercy on your children. Resolve this and restore her health. The miracle is needed.

*sigh*

Anonymous said...

Why freeze the account??? You have not proofed them guilty of fraud. This naija self.as them get police involve now,the while thing is all gonna go south,police go chop all the money with style cum lie say them seize am,cum find one kind yéyè story give us.na do everything go end,we nau go hear anything again.

Kuchie said...

I just feel for Mayowa. May Jehovah Rapha step in for her.They turned the whole thing to politics and power tussle

PORTABLE VIV the beautiful n sexy queen of sdk blog said...

That picture up there is heart breaking .....
God pls take control

Anonymous said...

You are a wicked fellow! How can her family lock her up and die? Where did you get your story from??? Hope you are not Aramide? Go to instablog and read what Aramide did to a boy concerning this same issue. Aramide is the scam here...... May God not let us see what we can not swallow.

PORTABLE VIV the beautiful n sexy queen of sdk blog said...

That picture up there is heart breaking .....
God pls take control

Jasmine said...

They realized 30M? Jesu!!!


Nigerians r kinds sha

Anonymous said...

Stella please let us all stand up for mayowa before it's too late..... Police matter no be here o!

Anonymous said...

Every minute counts....can someone else step in place of d family members probably govt officials to help mayowa go to Emory hospital...while d investigation continues....instead of keeping her here....if she dies then all effort wld have bin in vain!
I heard millionwas generated in total, dat should help with help and rehabilitation
#pam👄#

Anonymous said...

This is very unfortunate, there are so many oral chemotherapy drugs for advanced cancers. You keep taking the medication until it stops working then the patient is switched to something else. One more thing, we all know its a lot easier to get a U.A.E visa than a United States visa. I wish this actress had done more research before involving the Nigerian police. If anything happens to Mayowa while this investigation is going on, it will forever be on her conscience.

Roseflower said...

So sad how things are turning out for this sick hopeful woman who desperately needs help and a miracle.
Meanwhile, Toyin is too erratic for a public figure I must say.
Miraculous recovery is all I wish you Mayowa.

PALMOIL FROM THE EAST call or whatsapp:08072821937 said...

At the end of the day,i pray she gets the help needed. I just hate reading sad news especially not with this economy.

Anonymous said...

@anonymous 12:10 God bless u for this ur comment. Imagine u want to take someone to the US for treatment, no invite from the hospital, no visa, no passport and u dont even have a complete fee for the treatment and she's to travel in two days. Am very sure this people wanted to play a smart one on Nigerians

Anonymous said...

Its a pity that Mayowa's life is put on the line to resolve these issues! When LIB blew the whistle, it was convenient for everyone to go for her jugular bcos they needed a scapegoat to vent their frustrations! Its always a one way traffic with public opinion. NO ONE wants to view the issues dispassionately.
1. Mayowa's people did not play straight from the start. They went for public funds and wished to spend it privately. Its not done anywhere in the world. Public funds for a cause are open to public accountability and auditing! Thats it.
They did not count on all this social media reaction hence all the face saving videos to douse tension. Their intentions were not honest!
One day its Atlanta. Then its Dubai. Air Ambulance. No Air Ambulance wil carry a sick person without a doctor's report and a doctor on the flight! They just talk without knowing indept what they have gone into.
They pics of that young lady shows that she is far gone and frail. Its also true that we wish to fight for a loved one till the end.
Mayowa's family have not acted well towards Toyin Aimakhu. She maybe everything negative in her private life, but for this matter she acted in good faith. Their sense of ingratitide is so obvious.
For the Kasumu lady to have raised the alarm was good. People want to know joe their money is being spent. Even at national and governmental level!
We have had MANY cases in the past of people seeking public assistance dor health issues. And there is response. Pray, why shld Mayowa's family own have so much drama. Please something is not right. Haba. Bcos they dint expect that DUE DILLIGENCE will ve carried out.
Its a whole lot of mess and needless!

Anonymous said...

Shut up Animal

Anonymous said...

What if they didn't allow Toyin see the patient because she was too sick that day or just underwent treatment. She just escalated everything. Smh

Anonymous said...

Because the family prevented Toyin or anybody from seeing Mayowa at that time doesn't make it a scam. Maybe the girl wasn't up to seeing anyone at that time, she could have been in pain or too tired, or feeling very low and depressed because of her condition. Because Toyin helped with the donation doesn't mean she can barge into the hospital anytime she likes and demand to see Mayowa.
Nigerians don't know anything about dignity, it was probably not a good time for Mayowa and her family to see anyone and instead of Toyin to respect their privacy she decided to say it was a scam. Can't Nigerians use their brains for God's sake?

Anon 12:10 you are one of the Nigerians I'm talking about with a dead, non functioning brain.

Anonymous said...

So Toyin Aimakhu and that scammer Aramide is the due diligence, you are another ranting idiot that did not donate a dime to this cause who thinks they can open their gutter mouth and talk anyhow. You need money to do all the things you listed in your comment dummy.

Anonymous said...

Mayowa's family should STAY OUT of the funds generated in every way. No money should be given to them directly or otherwise. But given to doctors treating her. Their intentions are not noble. Its a family of people who have no sense of gratitude.
Thank God the account is frozen now!
I wish that Toyin moves on with her life. Only God rewards the good deeds of we human.
For those who are accusing Linda of blowing the whistle, issues are coming out to prove her story right.

SWAG LAFRESH said...

They realised more than.

Mao Akuh said...

If by one week nothing is put in place, no visa, no passport, no invitation from the hospital, just forget it. #Pray4Mayowa

I think the way they treated Toyin made her to flare up, well who wouldn't do same?

Iyke Emma said...

If this family were Igbos, the Igbo haters would have been shouting.... There's nothing Igbos will not do for money even using their sick sister. If this family could take this girl to TB Joshua I'm sure he will do wonders.

IJAY said...

I pray for God intervention in this mayowa situation

Anonymous said...

James what do you know? Which pilot will fly the sick gal,.....only ambulance pilot, besides she's at the stage where doctors can't do anything about her condition

Orisabunmi said...

The family of Mayowa are scammers. Initially they said they were flying the girl to America, now it's Abu Dhabi. They need to show Nigerians proof that they were in touch with these hospitals, does Mayowa even have a passport? Where is the referral from Luth? These are the questions we must ask, someone clearly want to become rich on Mayowas illness. Let's leave religion out of this, let's apply common sense. Toyin did not do due diligence before asking Nigerians to donate.

SWAG LAFRESH said...

It was not Toyin that raised the alarm that it was a scam. It's Aramide of lifestakefoundation that did. Toyin has released a statement on this issue.

Deyo Oyesoro said...

Listen to yourself.You have been abroad for medical treatment right? Did you get your visa in a day?Money for the medical procedure would have been a pre requisite for getting a visa and that money was raised in less than 3days. So tell me at what point were they supposed to get her a passport and visa within that short time span.

DonMayor said...

Shut up and stop saying rubbish.Nigeria police don chop your kobo before ? Idiot

World People said...

If mayowa dies while the incompetent Nigerian police takes weeks to investigate this , I will never ever forgive TOYIN AIKMHAKU .

Reason being , she's the cause of all this drama. Wasn't there another way to have figured things out without blowing all out of proportion?

Candy said...

U are the animal. Anonymous cow.

Anonymous said...

Toyin claims they raised 80million plus n d family is still claiming 32mill.this raises a lot of questions about thier intentions.they were nt forthcoming with the whole situation.Toyin had gud intentions for the girl bt was just impatient

Anonymous said...

For those who say airlines won't fly her out, there is such a thing as air ambulance

Ortis St Clare said...

God bless you. You just spoke my mind. The only victim here is Toyin. My prayer is that at the end of everything Mayowa's life is safe.

Anonymous said...

You are very stupid. It's people like you that did not contribute 1 kobo that will come here to say rubbish. Toyin does not need your forgiveness, who your forgiveness epp? Idoit

Anonymous said...

The "other blogger" has deleted all posts on her blog that claimed that #SaveMayowa was a scam and that her family stole from Nigerians. Aramide has also put a big padlock on her lifetakefoundation page. They are now ashamed that the truth has come out about the lies they told calling the family are scammers. Two useless wicked women that is what they are.

Monkey Face said...

Raddintin

Bwahahahaha

sisi eko said...

Oh good. At least the public will be rest assured that the money is properly utilized. Please they should remember this girl in the midst of all the investigation. If they freeze the entire account, how will she continue treatment in Luth? At least for now till they decide on the final destination. The matter don get kleg

sisi eko said...

This was how they sabotaged a gofund me for a girl that had kidney problem not too long ago. They had raised the money and I think the story was that Kemi Olunloyo raised a red flag and she said it was a fake. So gofund me didn't release the money to the girl. The girl finally died early this year after appealing that she wasn't a fraud. That money is still hanging but the girl died in March.

So they have to be careful. I hope nobody gets the blame if anything happens to this girl. They won't say she was already on her way out, they'll conveniently blame those who are querying the funds

Anonymous said...

FYI, in as much as this is a very sad case, I am 100percent in support of the police involvement in this issue.

The frozen account is not the only account opened to generate funds for Mayowa. There was an initial Go fund me account, plus Mayowas own personal Naira account.
This particular account that was frozen is a fake account opened in Access bank and had gotten about 30million different from the 80million Toyin and co generated.
Mayowas brother works with Access bank, shouldn't he have raised an alarm owing to the popularity of this case, even when their attention was called to it, instead they decided to Barr Toyin from seeing Mayowa. What are they hiding?
They tagged Toyin in the initial post claiming Mayowa was her fan and used her to get money, when they were done with her,they dumped her.
Once you have come public to source for funds, you MUST become transparent and give updates on what and what you are doing with the money.
In my opinion,Mayowa herself is not even aware of the fact that Toyin was blocked,she wasn't aware of the fake account and some of her relatives just wanted to capitalise on the fact that she has generated millions just in 3 days to enrich themselves.
They know her case is already a medically impossible case, if not monitored,they will just take her to Dubai and just keep her somewhere until she passes.

Who goes to Dubai for a serious ailment like her case? It is because of the sentiments of "she is sick,leave her alone "that they felt no one will even bother asking questions even if they divert the moneY.
It is very Ungrateful and insensitive of them to treat Toyin the way they did. What about explaining to her calmly.
Let's wait and see the outcome, they can still use the other funds to continue her treatments. If any of them is found guilty,let them face the music. This was the same way the parents of those cojoined twins were using them to make money and refused to separate them, lying that they were forcing them to do it, stupid Caroline put mouth. That family made millions first from Enugu.
Has anyone asked Caroline where those twins are? Are they back to using them to beg or they ve been separated. Are they alive or dead? Nonsense. I don't ever trust Nigerians, they will use a healthy relative for ritual, talk of someone that is already terminally sick.

sisi eko said...

My question is, why did they stop Toyin from seeing the girl after the money was raised?? Why?

Anonymous said...

Coming from money maker that quickly changed to James just because of 10k in a faceless blog. Common shut your trap.

sisi eko said...

OK let me ask another question. If in the course of all the fracas, Mayowa finally bows out, what will happen to the money? Make e no be say na police or the bank go inherit the donation. I pray that God performs His healing miracle on her though.

There is nothing God cannot do. He raised Lazarus after 3days of being Maggot infested. So there's hope for u Mayowa

sisi eko said...

Exactly my point yesterday.

sisi eko said...

Or could it be that the ngo wanted to be in charge of taking her abroad and the family refused, hence they decided to raise the alarm? I keep asking questions o, make una no vex.

OK bye

sisi eko said...

Hmmmm

sisi eko said...

Amen o

sisi eko said...

There were two accounts na. One was Gofund me and the other was the personal bank account. So people donated simultaneously and they received huge sums in both accounts.

Tetrina said...

Lol@anonymous cow!

sisi eko said...

Didn't we see how Jezereel or what's his name, kept the public up to date after donating money to his transplant? Unfortunately he died, but he was transparent and we all saw it to the end. So I agree with you on that.

ochanya ehi said...

What's stopping her travel plans to America? They should get a doc to accompany her thru the trip. Each day counts for Mayowa, and Pls enough of this delay ..

Anonymous said...

How can they be transparent when they were not even given enough time to plan anything concrete. The fake scam alert happened just after 3 days or so of them saying they had raised enough money. Tell me what transparency or public account can they give in just after 3 days. Use your head people, those just bent on saying it is a scam are really not thinking logically and using their heads. This was just done out of spite from people who could not control the process they way they wanted to because the helped in raising the money ie Toyin Aimakhu and Aramide Kasumu the witches.

Anonymous said...

Ya papa na police,why you dey tell me sake I shut up, you nau just fit make your own comment and waka pass,na so una dey take find trouble.stupid idiot....Yes POLICE WILL END UP CHOP THE MONEY in their usual wuruwuru way.......I just feel sorry for the sick lady,already she's going through a hard time,why should some people decide to add the stress of these scam or no scam, investigation blahh blahh ontop.

Anonymous said...

A trustee should be appointed to ensure that the money is spent on taking care of her. Nigerians are dubious by nature.

Deyo Oyesoro said...

Yes, that is where they got it wrong. According to Toy in, one of her brothers told everyone to leave, including Toyin. Everyone over reacted after that. Am really not concerned about who did what right now. Everyone should remember why they contributed or got involved in the first place- saving Mayowa long term or short term.

avisenna said...

Whatever happens to this lady we will hold,Toyin,Aramide,Linda Ikeji responsible

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sisi Eko. Why did they stop Toyin from seeing Mayowa after the money was raised? And in a very rude and ungracious manner for that matter.
I personally believe that family was stopped mid scam.
They wanted to go and lock her up somewhere to die, while they spend the money. They are very wicked!
Thank goodness Toyin cried out and involved the police.
You cannot suddenly go private after the general public has donated well over 85 million naira between access bank and gofundme.
Yes, the public expect accountability of how the funds is spent, every single kobo.

Awan eyen said...

You are ebot ke ikot iwang. Idad udia uyo.

Anonymous said...

Some people are just plain stupid. Obviously have no clue about cancer but feel they can make up conspiracy theories and sell it as fact.

Whirlwind said...

Sisi, did I hear you say what will happen to the money? This is a rhetorical question, you know the answer. I pray Mayowa survives this.This life self !!

Whirlwind said...

You lie, hold them responsible for what. Abeg, make una fear God.

prisca ekenimoh said...

Only God can heal her
she is in so much pain...i can only pray for God's healing power and a miracle to happen in mayowa's life.

Jasmine said...

They realized more than that Lafresh? Hian!!! Ok, so let's say God forbid Mayowa dies, what happens to the money?

I would av said Mayowa should have picked someone that can personally handle the money and take care of her. And they shouldn't freeze the account na. How will they cope with her bills if actually they r taking care of her?


May God heal Mayowa. I pity her.


If u have good health but you r poor, be grateful o. Kai!!! This life

Anonymous said...

Did u(sdk) or ur...donate NOoo.. .all d money donated ws posible t ws posted on LIB.

Anonymous said...

Did u(sdk) or ur...donate NOoo.. .all d money donated ws posible t ws posted on LIB.

Vivadrew said...

Ahahahaha, eyen eka, u are bad. Chei! Efon nno ooo

Ebi..ada na-eri ukwu anu. said...

I believe so too...they just wanted to use her and scam Nigerians then lock her up in one remote place to die. I thank God for this whole scandal cos all eyes are on them.

Anonymous said...

Only in Nigeria can the police just freeze and account on a Saturday. In civilized societies it takes an order of a court. Chiaaaaa

Anonymous said...

So why wasn't dignity or privacy an issue when trying was campaigning for the funds? Now that money has been raised, dignity suddenly comes up. That family is ungrateful, simple!!


Anonymous said...

With that type of illness you cannot plan or anticipate when you will need dignity and privacy. It comes unexpectedly and if it comes up and they needed it after the money was raised so be it.

Respect and give people their privacy when it is requested especially when the person is dying end of story.

Toyin could have arranged to see her later that day or the next day, that didn't happen. She wanted to see Mayowa when she Toyin deemed fit and because she feels she is a celebrity and should be attended to by the family when she demands to be seen. Toyin is not God. And you are an asshole for your comment.

Ebi...boss chic is here!!! said...

Na dem send am d cancer???? Oloriburuku dey worry u.

normality said...

like i have said, two wrongs dont make a right..1. mayowa's family was sooo wrong in blocking toyin from seeing the sick girl, the only reason why that money was raised that fast was because toyin got involved and she did that with a good heart and had no bad intentions what so ever..why did they stop her now after the money has been raised, why didnt they stop her the first time she was at the hospital if they didnt want it to be public..its such a pity i felt soo bad to toyin and am sure she has learnt her lesson but in a very unfortunate way.It goes to show how ungrateful the family are..
2. i could understand toyin wanted to clear her name since a lot of money had been raised so she had to call police, bloggers and media outlet but who would blame her really..now its left for these stupid media like linda to verify before posting because its a very sensitive issue but no they dint..they posted anyway to increase traffic..
In all i wish mayowa a quick recovery medical doctors are not God, God always has the final say in anybody's life..

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