Kikaose Ebiye Onyibe, a second year law undergraduate at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom passed away on Wednesday, 12th April 2017 following an unsuccessful surgery to remove a ruptured appendix at Gold Cross hospital on Bourdillon road, Ikoyi.
.According to her parents Mr. and Mrs. Onyibe, Kikaose had been complaining of an aching lower abdomen since October last year and had been visiting a General Practitioner, GP in Birmingham where her school is located .
The GP failed to diagnose the ailment despite several visits after in many months.
Instead of conducting a Computer Tomography to identify her ailment, minor pain killers were recommended by the UK doctor whenever she visited the clinic. It was when she arrived Nigeria on 11th April that it was discovered that her appendix had ruptured following a visit to a doctor in Nigeria where CT scan was recommended and carried out.
Upon discovery of the rupture , an immediate surgery was recommended in Nigeria by doctors who warned that Kikas life would be in grave danger if she were to be flown back to UK for the surgery.
Unfortunately, the surgery was not successful and Kika passed away.
Graduating from Lagoon School, Lagos, Kikaose had a clear idea of what she wanted to do in life. Like most students in their early teens, she was ambitious and opted for her Basic Studies program at BridgeHouse college , Ikoyi Lagos. Upon completing the course, she travelled to the United Kingdom for a Law Program at the university of Birmingham.
Kika was full of life , dreams and aspirations .Above all , she loves her creator ; Almighty God and she resolve to attend church regularly, assemble people together and talk at informal sessions with her friends.
A Facebook post on her wall on 27th May 2011 explains her thought process” Can anyone tell me why it is so hard to pray, but easy to swear? , why clubs are growing and churches are shrinking? Why it is so hard to repost a Christian status but easy to post a gossip? Why we can worship a celebrity but not Jesus? Jesus said, if you deny me in front of your friends, I will deny you in front of my father. Repost if you’re not afraid of what your friends will think” she posted.
A veteran award winner, she was the Yellow House Captain at Lagoon school and also won an award for leadership.
While at Bridge House, she was the events coordinator.
She played an active role as a member of the GIFT fellowship, University of Birmingham UK.
Barely 19 years of her eventful earthly existence , Kika achieved more and probably subscribed to the adage life is measured by quality of life lived and not the number of years spent .
She once confided in her mother about her decision to concentrate on advocacy and rights issue in her law programme.
Kika left behind, her lovely parents Helen and Magnus Ebiye Onyibe and two siblings, Sopuluchukwu and Ebubechukwu.
In commemoration of her transition, a service of songs will hold on Monday, 17th April 2017 at 33B Eti Osa way Dophin Estate, Ikoyi from 4pm while the interment will beheld at Ebony Vaults, on Tuesday 18th April 2017.
Time is 10am prompt.
May her gentle soul rest in peace.