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Thursday, 2 October 2014

Dimeji Bankole loses 7 year old daughter to sickle cell disease

Former House of Reps Speaker Dimeji Bankole has lost his 7 year old daughter, Yewande Semiat Bankole to sickle cell. She died in a London hospital yesterday October 1st. 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

141 comments:

keisha said...

Really sad. May her soul rest in peace. I'm not just happy at all

famonzo said...

May her gentle soul rest in peace.

ASHANKA said...

SO SAD... MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE

Anonymous said...

May her soul rest in perfect peace.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, so so sorry. May her soul RIP..... ndprincess08@yahoo.co.uk

win said...

So sorry. May her soul rest in peace.

Debbie Chelsea said...

Awwwwww....so sad, May her Soul RIP...Amen

Sena Job said...

Awwww so sad

Anonymous said...

hmm...this is really sad for the family...may God grant them the fortitudes to bear the loss

Anonymous said...

they hav d mney, they lost d child. Painful. Badguy39@nokiamail.com

Elvis Obinna said...

My condolences

Shina Shine said...

Sorry man. Painful
RIP

BORN TO SHINE!!!

AMBITOUS LADY said...

I cant believe they buried this guys embezzlement. Honestly my country is such a big shame. I knew they wont say anything about it after EFCC arrested him. And gbenga Daniel too. Those people. May God reward you in thousand folds for what you and other politicians do to destroy this country. Useless Morons

TUFINE said...

may her soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

So sad. Rest in peace little angel. you are in a better place now.

Anonymous said...

eya..so sorry for d loss,but dis is a 2 lesson people..alwlys know ur guys or gals genotype before planning for marriage..Goldensarah9@yahoo.com

Happiness Ugbe said...

So sad.....RIP little girl

BONARIO NNAGS said...

What a loss.
May her soul rest in peace.

~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

Anonymous said...

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un - Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return.

Linda's doppelganger said...

May the little cutie's soul rest in the Lord's bosom.

Anonymous said...

May God rest her soul, Amen

oluchi chinedu said...

So Sorry, may her soul rest in peace

vera said...

What a pity.people should ensure that they go for a genotype test before marriage to avoid heart breaks like this.

Anonymous said...

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un - Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return.

May Allah console DB.

BLAZER said...

may her soul rest in peace..eternal rest grant unto her o lord nd let perpetual light shine on her.

Anonymous said...

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un - Surely we belong to Allah and to Him shall we return.

May Almighty Allah be with DB.

Anonymous said...

So sad! So young!

Alloy Chikezie said...

May her soul rest in peace.


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Gistyinka Blog said...

RIP to that kid..

Anonymous said...

Oh my God..dts sooo sad..May her soul rest in peace..Amin...4rm Allah we come and to Him we return..Rest in peace little one.

Shoutozone said...

Ehya... Poor girl. I bliv she has gone to rest frm all dis earthly palava. May her soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

so so sorry,quit unfortunate.

ifymike said...

may her gentle soul rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

RIP little angel.

Anonymous said...

i wonder how a learned couple like this makes grave mistakes.
its a pity!!

Anonymous said...

That's sad! I lost 2 little sisters to that too. May God help and save mankind from these diseases and disorders

Anonymous said...

Dreadful disease. Poor girl.

BLAJO said...

so sad, pray that God will grant Dimeji Bankole the fortitude to bear the loss. For those yet to be married endeavor to check you genotype in order to avoid giving birth to children with SS.

Chinco bee said...

Eyaaa so sad!.May her soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Wwww may her soul rest in peace

LAZY READER said...

RIP to the poor girl

Boniface Onwuma said...

Eyaa its a pity. May her soul rest in Peace

hilary obiorah said...

Too bad! May she rest in peace

Anonymous said...

am sowie 4 death of his daughter,pray may God hlp hld ur faith.

Jessica said...

Rip dear!

Anonymous said...

Yetaygel@gmail.com

Ajeyomi Samuel said...

SORRY MY FRIEND .

ukbliss said...

My condolences

Anonymous said...

An example of how uneducated Nigeria's ruling class is. Any sensible person who is AS will not marry another AS because you know the risk involved and wont intentionally create a child that will suffer most of it life while battling sickle cell disease.

ed DREAMZ said...

a.k.a EDWIN CHINEDU AZUBUKO said...
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May her soul R.I.P.... Eddreamzdreamer@gmail.com
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***CURRENTLY IN JUPITER***

Mercy Paul said...

Rest in peace little girl.

Babalola Paul said...

Eeyah.. dats so melancholous.... may God giv him d fortitude 2 bear d loss

Maryam Okunola said...

Losing a child is very sorrowful and unimaginable 4 any parent, I pray that God will console them bcos nobody can

Anonymous said...

So so sorry for your loss. May she rest in Perfect Peace in the Bosom of the Lord.

Anonymous said...

RIP
Olarinde.juliet@gmail.com

prisca said...

Dats to tell us moni cant answer all tins, even d rich cries...RIP swit@

Uche Emma said...

Eyaaa.

Hon Dimeji, please take heart.
May God grant Yewande eternal rest

Olajide Amoo said...

May her soul rest in perfect peace

Anonymous said...

May the Lord console her family

GALORE said...

God rest her soul

@Galore

joy jin nwasoka said...

It's well.

joy jin nwasoka said...

It's well.

lilian ogede said...

Oh Jesus.may God comfort the family,especially the mother.

Anonymous said...

I lost my brother too in December 2013..muyiwa Jnr Enitan......to the the deadly disease..I miss him everyday..he was 24...
Pls let people ensure they know their blood group/type before they dabble into marriage...it's selfish to get marry knowing that both are AS....
Rest in peace little Yewande ....you are in a better place where there is no more pain....

berry said...

There s a cure to sickle cell now. It involves transfer of stem cells from donor to patient. Its can be done in Nigeria also (ubth) though its quite costly n treatment can last up to four months but still prevention is better than cure.

lami said...

Sad, may she rest in peace.

Kikelomo said...

So sad! May her gentle soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

When all the monies you looted can't save ya

faith anah said...

May her soul rest well

Anonymous said...

Hardluck frm beckylicious.

Anonymous said...

Rip. Money cannot buy life. From lagos to London but still died

ella john said...

Eya rest in peace little angel
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Gladys Chinyere said...

Rip little one

helle russel said...

Awww!so sad.may her soul find rest

Anonymous said...

Oh sorry for the child...thief.

Anonymous said...

I thought bankole never had a family... na wa o for (ja and please take heart..

pricelessprinceimonitie.02@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Does it mean bankole n wife did nt go 4 blood genotype b4 gettin married?

Anonymous said...

Ina lillahi wa ina ileain rajiuna

Chidinma Eze said...

God!!!so sad. i cudnt get married to my boo of 6yrs cos of AS genotype. please people dnt be too crazy abt love, check genotype. RIP Child...

Anonymous said...

Awwww so sad,the parents must b devastated

tony rich said...

So sorry. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

oluchi chinedu said...

So Sorry, may her soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

Take heart Dimeji. The Lord would comfort you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm sad... rip little one.
Dear Libers... one cannot overemphasize the importance of checking out one's genotype compatibility with ones future partner. I don't think enough orientation is done about this to the youths. I know the churches have tried in this regard! But lots of couples do the trad weddn and there is no institution to enforce the genotype compatibility tests! Esp now that all our celebrities are baby daddies and Mamas,our youth are even emulating them...
All it takes to be free from this is a "BLOOD TEST"!
We all don't wanna know what it is to loose a child.. may this kinda calamity be far from us. Amen
Know your Genotype today! #wordforthe wise

KIKIS said...

may she rest in peace. such a young age.

Anonymous said...

May Allah grant her rest . Take heart hon . And family . Have you seen , you other idiots contemplating a union without checking ur genotype beware or u shall bury ur kids fools .

Amarachukwu said...

Sorry for their loss.

APPLE said...

Sorry o. R.I.P

Anonymous said...

sorry....RIP TO D POOR GEL . bluejenny78@gmail.com

Rosemary Chidi said...

Eyah..may her soul RIP

Baby95 said...

RIP little one having an sickle cell in the family is not usually funny.

creamy:- prettydolla4real@yahoo.com said...

Ehya RIP to her

Anonymous said...

May her soul rest in peace......qudratadenike@gmail.com

chukukere chikaodi said...

I'm sorry I might sound a bit insensitive but your loss was self induced. Mr Bankole is very learned, so I'm sure he's aware of the effects of having an AS partner. My sympathy goes to the innocent child. May God grant her soul eternal rest.

aliyu boniface said...

Tk hrt sir. Aliyuboniface@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

this hits close to home. More awareness needs to be created for this disease. Know ur genotype. No matter the depth of ur love u have to marry a patner with a genotype that won't result in pro- creating a suckler. I feel so bad for his loss, so undeserving.

megan asosa said...

OK.

Anonymous said...

So sad, may she rest in peace.

Elsmama said...

So sad, may her Soul rest in peace, my heart goes out to her parents and siblings. May God grant them the fortitude to bear this huge loss.

Anonymous said...

So sad.. Sickle cell s no respecter of persons. Pls know your genotype b4 marrying. This is no longer the time of paper bag marriages without any premarital screening. Love is no longer blind... #$exynerd

Anonymous said...

Rip
Lordemma4love50@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Sorry dear take heart
Lordemma4love50@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

RIP for the young girl................mohrenykaygee20@yahoo.com

Moonstone said...

eya fa! hardluck!! zumafrances@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

RIP Life that displeases God
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Funso Samuel said...

What a loss.May her soul rest in peace

Anonymous said...

He used her for governorship elections ritual.

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iamdebby-g said...

What a loss...

Subomi said...

awww sad... really sad, just 7, may she RIP. condolence to the family.

Anonymous said...

why do Nigerians always pray for and sympathize with their oppressors? All i can say is: Karma is a bitch and the rich also cry. Wanna curse me out? Let God be my judge.

Anonymous said...

Bankole is a wicked man! In this day and age, who goes into wedlock with risk of producing children with sickle cell disease? Which kain yeye love be that? Out of greed, the woman married him. Now the child suffered before dying. Our greed and selfishness is legendary!
Linda, if you like swallow my comment and don't post!

Happiness Aroyame said...

Anonymous 5:58......ur d biggest goat ever

Awesome said...

How can you be so insensitive?

Anonymous said...

May her young soul rest in perfect peace

Anonymous said...

U are a wicked Soul. For dis statement.

Anonymous said...

You are so shallow minded.

Opeyemi B said...

Sometimes this stuffs you say aren't funny,may you never have to experience the pain of loosing a child before you know how it feels.
No matter what,you should have kept your empty brain mute

Anonymous said...

I also have d disease..among ma 3brothers,am d only one affected.sumtyms,i ask God Y me???.anyways,av accepted it as ma destiny..am 21yrs old a Medical student in Unilag..God has bin gud to me,He has bin sustaining me since ma birth..for d pst 3yrs av not experienced anyform of crisis..Sickle cell anaemia is not a death sentence..Parents,pls,ensure dat you know ur bloodtype b4 marriage....U know what????sickle cell patients are blessed with Brains from above.lol!!

Anonymous said...

You are such a sad person, to have comment.

Anonymous said...

You are infinitely stupid!

Anonymous said...

I will continue to fight for people like you babygirl, RIP sickle cell warrior. My heart goes out to the family.

Linda, in anyway you can help bring awareness to sickle cell are so welcome. People don't know the struggle and are ignorantly bringing innocent children to suffer from this illness. Check out my blog to get a gist of what I'm trying to do. It'll be awesome if you would join our effort
www.myblessingthatisscd.wordpress.com

zibaintl said...

may her soul rest in peace...but d dad shld hv known dat d UK dont hv sickle cell n dont knw how to treat nor manage,,dey only use trial and error approach to mange their patients..I know many will dispute dis,,but it is fact..management in Nigeria is d best becos d doctors are familiar wit sickle cell crisis.

Queen of the Naija said...

Things like this makes me so sad.In this day and age nobody should have a child who is SS.This is not 1970.The only other way i can think this happened is if the child was born to a casual girl friend of Dimeji Bankole,so they didnt plan the child hence didnt ask the question of each others blood group.If that poor girl was born by his real wife,i will be shocked cos they should have known better to check each other's blood group.That poor child suffered for 7 years in great pain for nothing.All the same i wish the family strength to bear the ,loss.But pls people,know your status,there is too much pain both for the child and the family when you give birth to an SS Child!

osujichijioke said...

My sympathies to my favourite former Speaker of the House of Representatives. May God grant you and your wife the fortitude to bear this loss. This also calls for more action towards the fight against SCA.

Anonymous said...

Every1 is gentle to you idiots....I thought they said he wasn't married

Anonymous said...

it is a very painful thing to loss our children. see when we Nigerians would be cursing our politicians and praying for their death and the death of their family like if we were heartless.

Anonymous said...

it is a very painful thing to loss our children. see when we Nigerians would be cursing our politicians and praying for their death and the death of their family like if we were heartless.

Anonymous said...

Imagine d pain she went tru b4 she finally died may her soul rest in peace ehisarthur@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Thank God for my life! I'm a sickel cell and i'm 20yrs. Wow!

Anonymous said...

Some people are yet funny. What kind of awareness do u need again? Love some will se. Well I get story, just last Saturday a friend was tellin me that d girl he intends to marry is d same AS as him, imagine wetin d girl suggest to d guy....IVF.lol
They wud constantly flush all SS kids wen de conceive and d goat of a frnd was thinking abt considering his gf optioni (I no fit laugh) later dem go de call devil while devil de sleep now oh.(poor devil). Dos kids u r planning to kill, na wetin dem do u? Dimeji d father was aware wen he made his bed and so was his wife now d young soul has to pay for dir stupidity.
I feel for this child may her gentle and innocent soul rest in d blossom of almighty God(amen)

Anonymous said...

Some people are yet funny. What kind of awareness do u need again? Love some will se. Well I get story, just last Saturday a friend was tellin me that d girl he intends to marry is d same AS as him, imagine wetin d girl suggest to d guy....IVF.lol
They wud constantly flush all SS kids wen de conceive and d goat of a frnd was thinking abt considering his gf optioni (I no fit laugh) later dem go de call devil while devil de sleep now oh.(poor devil). Dos kids u r planning to kill, na wetin dem do u? Dimeji d father was aware wen he made his bed and so was his wife now d young soul has to pay for dir stupidity.
I feel for this child may her gentle and innocent soul rest in d blossom of almighty God(amen)

Anonymous said...

I wonder how you can be so stupid and shallow. You think it's by being learned?

Anonymous said...

You are incredibly stupid, small minded and hard hearted. God help you.

oladimeji shaba said...

Shuuu, why are u so sad?

Anonymous said...

And you are such an ignorant fool. That's the hard truth about genotype mis match otono.

MY TURN said...

awwwwwh! may her soul RIP

Anonymous said...

Anonymous 12:42am you are the stupid goat of a friend......ignorant fools like u are pathetic.....do you know that in IVF you do not fertilize only one egg......u stimulate the woman and they get plenty eggs and fertilize them......sometimes you can get up to 10 that way u can choose the quality ones from it before implantation in the mother.....science has given people more broader options......I pray never to get a friend like u who will call me a goat behind my back......stupid idiot, fake friend....,

Anonymous said...

Yea yea, it was mean. But it's a definite possibility. This is Naija. Wicked things happen here. No need for the name calling people. You just proved the fella right!

M.

Anonymous said...

Abi


M.

Olaide said...

How dare you say such hurtful words about him. Are you human in anyway. May you know no peace in your life. How dare you talk about my cousin in such disgusting tone. You'll suffer for this Anonymous

Anonymous said...

RIP poor little soul..

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