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A 23-year-old British born Nigerian law student, Damilola Grace Olakanmi, has died after consuming a suspected cannabis sweet in east London. 

According to Evening Standard, the University of Hertfordshire business law undergraduate bought the “gummies” via a messaging app on her phone and they were delivered to her home.
Ms Olakanmi and a 21-year-old friend immediately fell ill at the mid-terraced house in South Park Drive, IIford at 11.30pm on Tuesday, March 29 after eating the sweets. 

Ms Olakanmi was taken by air ambulance to Queen’s Hospital, Romford in a critical condition. 
Her mother Wumi, 51, a churchgoer, kept a vigil by her bedside until she lost her fight for life on Saturday, April 2. 
Doctors later discharged Ms Olakanmi’s friend, a US student visiting the UK, from hospital.
Justice campaigner and relative, Richard Taylor, 75, consoled the student’s distraught mother on Sunday.

"Wumi has lost her only child - she has nothing now," he told The Standard. "They had to hold her up because she broke down every time a friend came to the house to give support.
"It’s a tragic warning to all young people about how they live their lives. They should resist drugs. Damilola was a promising young woman who should be looking forward to her future and having children of her own. She was studying law."
A relative, named only as Dunni, added the family were demanding answers.

"Damilola was a sweet, quiet girl - a bit of an introvert. Her mother looked up to her. She was very kind and loved looking after children and wanted to please everyone. The family will never come to terms with this. We need to know what happened. Her mother is not young any more," Dunni said. 

"We don’t want Damilola’s memory to be just like that. You want her to be remembered as the girl who asked everyone, ‘Are you okay and do you want anything?’" she added.

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