Connect with us

PHOTOSPEAKS

Toyin Aimahku Tells Her Own Side Of The Story In The #savemayowa scam scandal [READ]

Published

on

Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimahku, has denied allegations connecting her to an alleged fund-raising scam for the operation of Ahmed Mayowa, diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer.

Toyin Aimahku Tells Her Own Side Of The Story In The #savemayowa scam scandal [READ] 5

Aimahku had appealed to Nigerians, to help raise $100,000 dollars for the treatment of Mayowa. Nigerians ended up donating N32 million in the first two days.

Things appeared promising, as donations came in to support the invalid, who was admitted at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

Unfortunately, unconfirmed stories started making the news rounds, accusing Aimahku of being part of an organised fraud.

The actress in an Instagram comment posted on Friday, July 29, 2016, has denied the accusation.

Toyin Aimahku Tells Her Own Side Of The Story In The #savemayowa scam scandal [READ] 6

She wrote,

Mayowa Ahmed’s Saga: MY STORY

“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.

More deets when you continue….

“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 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.”

Her spirit of compassion for the weak and disadvantaged was manifested earlier in 2016, when she showed concern for an actor who wanted to commit suicide.

She was seen in a video appealing to the actor to abandon his intentions, in an ocean of tears.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

LATEST NEWS

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Says Banks Will Still Accept Old Naira Notes After Deadline CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Says Banks Will Still Accept Old Naira Notes After Deadline
News40 mins ago

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele Says Banks Will Still Accept Old Naira Notes After Deadline

The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has revealed that banks will still accept the old...

Attack On Buhari: The Children They Taught How To Hate Have Grown, Graduated With Distinction - Shehu Sani 7 Attack On Buhari: The Children They Taught How To Hate Have Grown, Graduated With Distinction - Shehu Sani 8
News43 mins ago

Attack On Buhari: The Children They Taught How To Hate Have Grown, Graduated With Distinction – Shehu Sani

Former Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani has reacted to the attack on President Muhammadu Buhari by angry youths who hauled stones...

2023: Police Stops Tinubu's Rally In Niger Over ‘Likely Breach Of Security’ 2023: Police Stops Tinubu's Rally In Niger Over ‘Likely Breach Of Security’
Politics2 hours ago

2023: Police Stops Tinubu’s Rally In Niger Over ‘Likely Breach Of Security’

Niger State Police Command has stopped a rally organized for the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola...

Peter Obi's Campaign Director Defects To PDP Over ‘Lack Of Structure' In Bauchi Peter Obi's Campaign Director Defects To PDP Over ‘Lack Of Structure' In Bauchi
Politics2 hours ago

Peter Obi’s Campaign Director Defects To PDP Over ‘Lack Of Structure’ In Bauchi

Alhassan Bawu, the Bauchi State campaign director of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has defected to the...

"I'll never forgive y'all" - Ayra Star Laments As She Recounts Embarassing Moment With Nigerian Passport Officers "I'll never forgive y'all" - Ayra Star Laments As She Recounts Embarassing Moment With Nigerian Passport Officers
Beauty3 hours ago

“I’ll never forgive y’all” – Ayra Starr Laments As She Recounts Embarassing Moment With Nigerian Passport Officers

Fast rising singer and songwriter, Oyinkansola sarah, popularly known as Ayra Starr has recounted her experiences in the hands of...

Lagos State Police Lagos State Police
Metro3 hours ago

Lagos State Police Rescue Thief From Angry Mob After He Stole From National Stadium

The Lagos State Police Command says officers of Surulere division rescued a man from an angry mob after he stole...

How I Went From Being A Helpless Young Boy To Becoming A Superstar - Actor Lateef Adedimeji How I Went From Being A Helpless Young Boy To Becoming A Superstar - Actor Lateef Adedimeji
Entertainment3 hours ago

How I Went From Being A Helpless Young Boy To Becoming A Superstar – Actor Lateef Adedimeji

Nollywood actor, Lateef Adedimeji has taken to social media to share his grass to grace story ahead of his birthday...

IVD Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter Over His Wife Bimbo's Death, Allegedly Remanded In Prison IVD Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter Over His Wife Bimbo's Death, Allegedly Remanded In Prison
Celebrities4 hours ago

IVD Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter Over Bimbo’s Death, Allegedly Remanded In Prison

Celebrity car dealer, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, popularly known as IVD Autos, has been arraigned in court over the death of his wife,...

BBTitans: Big Brother Holds Double Diary Sessions For The First Time BBTitans: Big Brother Holds Double Diary Sessions For The First Time
Entertainment5 hours ago

BBTitans: Big Brother Holds Double Diary Sessions For The First Time

Big Brother Diary Sessions are back, better, and with a twist this time. Fans of the Big Brother reality show...

Comedian Sydney Talker Celebrates As He Acquires New Expensive Car [Photos/Video] Comedian Sydney Talker Celebrates As He Acquires New Expensive Car [Photos/Video]
Entertainment5 hours ago

Comedian Sydney Talker Celebrates As He Acquires New Expensive Car [Photos/Video]

Nigerian comedian, Sydney Talker has taken to social media to show off his newly acquired expensive car. In a series...

close