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Tributes have been paid to Damilola Grace Olakanmi, a law student who died after consuming suspected cannabis sweets in east London on March 29.

Olakanmi is a University of Hertfordshire business law undergraduate. Her 51-year-old mother, Wumi, a churchgoer, kept a vigil by her bedside until she lost her life on Saturday. A relative, named only as Dunni, claimed that the family members are demanding answers.

Olakanmi, 23, purchased the "gummies" through a messaging app on her phone, delivered to her home in Ilford, east London. Together with her 21-year-old friend, they ate the sweets which came in packaging branded with "Trrlli Peachie O’s." Both immediately fell ill at the mid-terraced house in South Park Drive at 1:30 p.m. on March 29.

According to neighbors, Olakanmi, who died after eating just one suspected cannabis gummy, was heard "wailing" in pain after eating the sweet. She was rushed by air ambulance to Queen's Hospital, Romford, but died four days later on Saturday.

"At around midnight, I heard a girl wailing and saw her surrounded by emergency services in hazmat suits. We were led to believe that it was a chemical leak. It's very sad she lost her life," said a man from the neighborhood, who wished to remain anonymous.

The 21-year-old friend was visiting from the United States, she was also taken to the hospital after having one of the sweets suspected to be laced with cannabis. She has been reportedly discharged from the hospital after treatment.

Police recently launched an investigation to find another batch of the psychoactive drug branded as "Trrlli Peachie O's," as it could be circulating around the nearby area. Several residents expressed fear of chemical leaks after seeing the woman surrounded by paramedics in hazmat suits.

Leon Brown, 37, of South Norwood, south London, was arrested on Friday and charged with possession with intent to supply Class B synthetic cannabinoid, supplying a synthetic cannabinoid and possession with intent to supply a psychoactive substance. The suspect appeared at Barkingside Magistrates' Court on Monday, in the dock where he was remanded in custody to appear at Snaresbrook Crown Court next month.

Police officers have also released a warning over the sweets and claimed that some have been recovered and are being tested.

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