Former House of Reps Speaker Dimeji Bankole is in pains at the moment. We heard that whie Nigeria was celebrating her birthday yesterday the 1st of October, the former number four citizen was busy mourning the death of his 7 year old daughter, Yewande Semiat Bankole.
The little girl lost a battle with the dreaded but avoidable sickle cell anemia at a London hospital yesterday October 1st.
|Dimeji and wife
those who should know claim that both Dimeji and the wife knew about their status before getting married. We were told that they believed God will turn things around for them hence the marital vows.
The family released a statement today. Find it below...
"With gratitude to Almighty Allah and with heavy hearts we announce the demise of our daughter Yewande Semiat Bankole aged 7yrs at a London hospital. Yewande is the grand daughter of Chief Alani Suara Bankole and the daughter of Rt Hon. Dimeji Sabur Bankole.
Yewande was born with HbSS Sickle cell disease. She was a radiant girl who struggled with the disease. We originally managed her condition at a Lagos hospital but later transferred to a London hospital. Sadly we lost her at 10.30pm on Wednesday October 1st, 2014.
Her remains will be buried according to Islamic rites.
We wish to thank you for your prayers and support at this very trying time.
May almighty Allah make our affairs easy…
Signed: Bankole family