Ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. .Dimeji Bankole on Wednesday lost his daughter, Yewande aged 6 to sick cell anemia in London.
In a statement released by the family on Thursday in Abeokuta, Yewande died on Wednesday October 1, at St. Marys Children’s Hospital, London.
The statement read in part, “With gratitude to Almighty Allah and with heavy hearts, we announce the demise of our daughter Yewande Semiat Bankole aged 6 years at St Marys Children’s hospital, London on October 1,2014.
It was said that the late Yewande was born with HbSS Sickle cell disease.
It added, “She was a radiant girl who struggled with the disease and her condition was originally managed at a Lagos hospital but she was later transferred to a London hospital where she eventually died.”