Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole has lost his seven year-old daughter, Yewande Semiat Bankole.
She was born with Hbss Sickle Cell but died on 1 October 2014 in a London hospital at about 10:30pm. This was contained in a statement issued by the Bankoles.
She was born with the disease and struggled with it in Lagos State but was later transferred to London for better medical care, she eventually lost the battle on 1 October.
She will be buried according to Islamic rites.
Yewande was the granddaughter of Chief Alani Suara Bankole.