How Lover Abandoned Sickle Cell Patient With Two Kids

How Lover Abandoned Sickle Cell Patient With Two Kids
  • PublishedNovember 16, 2018


By Sola Jacobs

Bunmi Oyedele’s condition as a Sickle Cell Anemia patient and her parents’ poor living standard has probably placed a huge burden of battling with two kids whose father have disappeared into thin air.

Her love at first sight led her to Tope Ademakinwa, her run-away husband, to whom she has had two kids.

Born and grew up in Abidjan by Nigerian parents who hailed from Ejigbo in Osun state, Bunmi’s father, Pa Lamidi Oyedele who is a farmer hailed from Adeeye compound,  while her mother, Temilade, a trader hailed from Ejigbo’s compound  also in Ejigbo.

Things took twist in Abidjan for her parents, which forced the family to relocate back home in Nigeria; few months after, Pa Oyedele died and the responsibility of parenting falls on Madam Temilade Oyedele alone.

To make ends meet,  Bunmi  took the job of a sales girl with a wine shop at Ogo-Oluwa, Osogbo,  where she met one Temitope Ademakinwa who promised to be her lover,  come rain,  come shine,  even when he knew  her status as sickle cell patient.

According to Bunmi, ”We met in 2004 and we started dating and she invited me to a residence in Akindoyin street, Eleyele area In Ile-Ife.

“Temitope told me he was an orphan, but her mum hailed from Ife, while his father is a native of Ondo. He told me that he attended Adeyemi College of Education,  Ondo where he studied English Education and that he had taught  in Meritop Educational Consultancy,  as well as Success School  in Ondo.

“Later, I got pregnant for him, I called and informed him, but he said I should  abort it; because of my health status, I declined and since, but then he changed his phone number. When I traced him back to his one room apartment in Ife, I learned that he had not come home a while and other residents said they did not know his place of work in Ondo”.

According  to Mrs Temilade Oyedele’s,  Bunmi’s mother, ”when it happened, we both made concerted efforts to locate Tope and any time I called his number,  he will not pick the call,  till Bunmi gave birth to a Baby girl on August 14th 2015.

“With help of neighbors and family members, her hospital bill was offset, because  she gave birth through Caesarian  section. Eventually, my petty trade folded up, and I started doing menial jobs to keep her and the baby”, Temilade explained.

Just early this year, surprisingly, Tope called on Bunmi and asked of her welfare. According  to Bunmi,  “she asked me that I should  meet her at her apartment in Ife,  that he travelled  and lost contacts,  I was happy  but he said I should  not informed my mummy yet and that I should  bring  Darasinmi, my daughter  for  him to see, which I complied with.

“At our meeting in Ife around February, he apologised and promised that our daughter  will soon start schooling. I believed him and again he slept with me, and suddenly afterwards, his phone line was not going through again. Later, I found out that I was pregnant again and this time, I could not tell my mum. I decided to commit suicide, but my sister who has noticed what was happening confided in my mum. Again, I had broken her heart.

“I took up menial job to support myself with the pregnancy, and frequently because of my health status, I often experienced health crisis”.

At the state hospital, Asubiaro, Matron Olateju and Makinde of Ante-natal clinic said that, Bunmi often attends clinic but with nothing, only that she lives on charity of others until she gave birth.

The nurses took over her feeding and management of her health, with help of some other women, precisely Mrs Yemi Omisore and Mrs Jacobs, who helped raise part of the money to take care of her delivery through Caesarian Section, as the mother had nothing to take care of her and her first daughter.

Eventually, Bunmi gave birth to a baby boy on 3rd of November 2018, but the search still continues as Tope Ademakinwa who fathered the two kids had absconded, but only to put a call through to Bunmi few days ago, but refuse to show up.

The plea of Bunmi to Nigerians is that whoever knows the relation of Tope Ademakinwa should please contact her on 09035141446.

Meanwhile, OSUN DEFENDER investigation  revealed that Tope has series of phone contacts,  among which are 07032711307, 07065796072 and 08104728011.

Anyone with useful information about Tope should contact 09035141446 or 07032839396 and 08038042254


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