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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:

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

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    1. He used her for governorship elections ritual.

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

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    3. How can you be so insensitive?

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    4. U are a wicked Soul. For dis statement.

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    5. You are so shallow minded.

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    6. 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

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    7. You are infinitely stupid!

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    8. 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.

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    9. 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

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  2. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

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

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  3. SO SAD... MAY HER SOUL REST IN PEACE

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  4. May her soul rest in perfect peace.

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

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  6. So sorry. May her soul rest in peace.

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

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

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

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    1. May her young soul rest in perfect peace

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  11. Sorry man. Painful
    RIP

    BORN TO SHINE!!!

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  12. 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

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

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  14. 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

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  15. What a loss.
    May her soul rest in peace.

    ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

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

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  17. Linda's doppelganger2 October 2014 at 13:48

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

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  18. May God rest her soul, Amen

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  19. So Sorry, may her soul rest in peace

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

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

    May Allah console DB.

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

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

    May Almighty Allah be with DB.

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  24. So sad! So young!

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  25. May her soul rest in peace.


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  26. 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.

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

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  28. so so sorry,quit unfortunate.

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  29. may her gentle soul rest in peace.

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  30. RIP little angel.

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

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

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

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  33. Dreadful disease. Poor girl.

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  34. 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.

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  35. Eyaaa so sad!.May her soul RIP

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  36. Wwww may her soul rest in peace

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  37. Eyaa its a pity. May her soul rest in Peace

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  38. Too bad! May she rest in peace

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

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  40. Yetaygel@gmail.com

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  41. 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.

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    1. You are such a sad person, to have comment.

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

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    3. Shuuu, why are u so sad?

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

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  42. 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***

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

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

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

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  46. RIP
    Olarinde.juliet@gmail.com

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

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  48. Eyaaa.

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

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  49. May her soul rest in perfect peace

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  50. May the Lord console her family

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

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  52. 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....

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  53. 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.

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  54. Sad, may she rest in peace.

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  55. So sad! May her gentle soul rest in peace

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  56. When all the monies you looted can't save ya

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  57. Hardluck frm beckylicious.

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

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  59. Eya rest in peace little angel
    Faceoflib

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  60. Awww!so sad.may her soul find rest

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  61. Oh sorry for the child...thief.

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

    pricelessprinceimonitie.02@gmail.com

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

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  64. Ina lillahi wa ina ileain rajiuna

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  65. 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...

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  66. Awwww so sad,the parents must b devastated

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  67. So sorry. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

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  68. So Sorry, may her soul rest in peace

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

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  70. 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

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  71. may she rest in peace. such a young age.

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  72. 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 .

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  73. Sorry for their loss.

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

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

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  76. creamy:- prettydolla4real@yahoo.com2 October 2014 at 16:22

    Ehya RIP to her

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

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  78. 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.

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  79. Tk hrt sir. Aliyuboniface@gmail.com

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  80. 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.

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  81. So sad, may she rest in peace.

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  82. 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.

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  83. 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

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  84. Rip
    Lordemma4love50@yahoo.com

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  85. Sorry dear take heart
    Lordemma4love50@yahoo.com

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

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  87. eya fa! hardluck!! zumafrances@gmail.com

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  88. What a loss.May her soul rest in peace

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  89. What a loss...

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

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  91. 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.

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  92. 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!

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  93. 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!!

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  94. 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

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  95. 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.

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  96. 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!

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  97. 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.

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  98. 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.

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  99. 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.

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

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

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  102. 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)

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  103. 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)

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  104. 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....,

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  105. RIP poor little soul..

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