Bankole Loses 7-year old daughter to sickle cell


Immediate past Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Dimeji Bankole Wednesday lost his seven year old daughter Yewande.

The Bankole family said Yewande died about 10.30pm Wednesday in a London hospital, after a prolonged struggle with sickle cell disease.

The statement by the family read, “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.

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