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Linda Ikeji openly apologies for raising false alarm claiming #SaveMayowa was a scam | Nigerians on twitter take it to another level



After it has been confirmed that truly, Mayowa Ahmed is really sick and needs urgent medical attention in Dubai, popular blogger, Linda Ikeji who had earlier posted the viral story that the #SaveMayowa campaign was a scam has openly apologized for jumping into quick conclusions.

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See what she wrote below...

"People who know me well will tell you that the easiest and fastest way to get money out of me is to tell me you're sick. I hate seeing people that helpless. Over the years, I've donated and also used my platform to raise money for several sick people, including Mayowa Ahmed. Early morning on July 28th, I received a call saying the #SaveMayowa campaign was a scam. That the lady was terminally ill and the family had no intentions of using the money raised for her health to treat her as they had no invite from the hospital in Atlanta, neither did she even have a visa to the US. Please continue...


They wanted me to blog it quickly so people could stop donating. I found it hard to believe at first but it was coming from people who were directly involved in raising money for the sick girl. I sent someone to LUTH to investigate, he got there and found chaos. The Police was already involved, people were being questioned, some folks were shouting, he spoke to people in the hospital and many seemed confused. I spoke with those who had called me, and they said 1000%, the whole thing was a scam.

And I sincerely believe that at the time they told me this, they genuinely believed it to be a fact. I don't think it was done maliciously. After they sent me documents showing the hospital in Atlanta was not really involved in Mayowa's treatment and LUTH medical directors denied knowledge of a fund raising for the sick girl, I believed it to also be a fact! And I wrote it. My mistake, I think, was owning the story, I probably should have quoted them. And maybe investigated more. My apologies to the family! The post has since been taken down.

After investing properly, the police found it wasn't a scam, that it was more a miscommunication between the parties helping to raise funds and the girl's family. I spoke about the issue with the Lagos police PPRO and she assured me that the family didn't have bad intentions.

What I am happy about is that; even if the family had had dubious intentions initially, now they can't do any of that, as everyone is now watching. So maybe a good thing came out of the whole chaos.

The happy news is that Mayowa has been flown to South Africa for treatment. She left Nigeria on Thursday August 11th.

May God use her case to show that He is God!
Let's continue to pray for her!"



But most people seem to find something wrong with her apology as they took to twitter to slam her. See some of the tweets below....



























9 comments:

  1. May d Lord bless and enlarge Linda and all waiting for her downfall shall wait in vain. Mayowa family too are not too forward why do they lied about taking her to us and dat was d impression given so why southafrica now if not dat people raise d alarm sure dia plan then just to keep her away from people or why don't they open up to people dat help in raising d money why d change in dia initial plan. They are nothing but ingrates not even a word of appreciation not until d scam wahala they now came online with dramas. God save mayowa all d same

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    1. I am not even interested in whether it was a scam or not, I really care-less about all that. All I wholeheartedly and sincerely want (both to hear and know) is that the lady, Mayowa, is now well and fine - I want to hear she's not only recuperating, but recovering fast.
      AMEN!

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  2. May d Lord bless and enlarge Linda and all waiting for her downfall shall wait in vain. Mayowa family too are not too forward why do they lied about taking her to us and dat was d impression given so why southafrica now if not dat people raise d alarm sure dia plan then just to keep her away from people or why don't they open up to people dat help in raising d money why d change in dia initial plan. They are nothing but ingrates not even a word of appreciation not until d scam wahala they now came online with dramas. God save mayowa all d same

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    1. I said it. Smart girl. She definitely got herself a publicist and he/she is good.

      The hospital visit and this is too much of a coincidence. Her damage control tactic would have sold wella if Linda resisted the temptation of taking pics while smiling outside the hospital with the same clothes.

      The lady is a business woman who does not give two fvcks about anyone so long as she makes money. She took advantage of Mayowa to make money.

      She hurt herself real bad with this one Sha.

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  3. Post my comment madam

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  4. why do pple hate Linda...why so much hate. it takes a lot of humility to actually apologize and I love Linda more for this. Linda made a mistake which only shows that she is human, like you and God help Mayowa

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  5. She messed everything up when she said this

    "What I am happy about is that; even if the family had had dubious intentions initially, now they can't do any of that, as everyone is now watching. So maybe a good thing came out of the whole chaos"

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