The Chief Medical Director, Lagos University Teaching Hospital,
Idi-Araba, Prof. Chris Bode, has said that the hospital’s management
will investigate the controversy surrounding the medical treatment of
one of its patient, Mayowa Ahmed.
Bode said this when contacted by our correspondent about the raging
controversy about the true state of Mayowa and the veracity of claims by
her family that they needed funds to fly her abroad for further
He, however, did not give further details about the patient.
Mayowa’s family, supported by Nollywood actress, Toyin Aimakhu, had
launched an online appeal to raise funds for her cancer surgery in an
Atlanta- based hospital in the United States.
The campaign was said to have raised over N30m for her.
But online reports on Thursday claimed that Ahmed’s medical reports
had stated that she did not require surgery for her condition and that
no hospital could save her.
However, Ahmed’s family in a statement on Thursday denied online media reports, which claimed that they had deceived the public.
The family in a statement on Thursday stated that Ahmed had been
misdiagnosed by many hospitals in the country and it had sought funds
for an alternative and better diagnosis abroad.
The statement read, “As a family, we want to make these affirmative
statements: Mayowa is presently at LUTH receiving treatment for her
seven-hour trip to Abu Dhabi. We also engaged the services of Flying
Doctors to accompany her on the trip based on recommendation by doctors
“She is receiving treatment to allow her to be able to travel as
advised by doctors. She’s been transfused to help improve her PCV.
“The funds raised are solely for Mayowa’s treatment and for no other
reason. We await her visa to commence the journey as we are in touch
with the doctors abroad and they are awaiting her arrival. We appreciate
the contributions made by Nigerians on this journey.
“We have been misled by the so-called top hospitals in Nigeria and
have only helped to make the issue worse. We require every support to
help to give our dear Mayowa another attempt to regain her life and live
the remaining as God as ordained.”