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Family explains why late cancer patient was buried in SA

The family of cancer patient, Mayowa Ahmed has come out debunk rumours that she was buried in South Africa to avoid spending money to bring her corpse to Nigeria.

Mayowa Ahmed, before and after

The 31-year-old Ahmed who lost her battle with the disease on Sunday, August 21, 2016, was buried in the country the following day, raising speculations that the family did not want to spend the funds raised by kind-hearted Nigerians for her treatment, to bring back her remains.

But a close family source has debunked the new insinuations, saying those who painted the family black during the fundraising by saying it was a grand scheme to scam Nigerians, are the ones spreading the new rumour to still disparage the family.

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The late Mayowa Ahmed

Photo Credit: Twitter

This is what the source said:

“Shukurat Mayowa Ahmed died in South Africa and has since been buried according to Muslim rites, not that there was no money to fly her corpse back to Nigeria.

After all, the police have lifted the embargo on her bank account to enable the family to access enough fund to take care of her and every other expense concerning her."

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"And now that she couldn’t survive the ailment, the best thing was to bury her immediately in South Africa as she was a Muslim. I think that was what happened.

May her soul rest in peace.”

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