Late cancer patient, Mayowa Ahmed buried in South Africa according to Islamic rites
By Patricia Uyeh
News reports reveal that cancer patient, Shukurat Mayowa Ahmed, 31 who passed away from the dreaded ailment on Sunday, August 21, 2016 in a private hospital in South Africa has been buried in the country according to Islamic rites.
A reliable source had disclosed to ENCOMIUM Weekly that the burial of Mayowa immediately was as a result of her religious background, being Muslim; rather than an inability to fly her back into the country. He had 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 embargo on her bank account to enable the family access enough fund to take care of her and every other expense concerning her. And now that she couldn’t survive the ailment, the best thing is to bury her immediately in South Africa, so far she was a Muslim. I think that was what happened. May her soul rest in peace.”
There were controversies trailing the fund raised to foot Mayowa’s medical bill. She was flown to South Africa on Thursday, August 11, 2016, for intensive care after some benevolent Nigerians raised about N100 million for her treatment and welfare. However, Mayowa was reported to have passed on 10 days after.
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