Tuesday, 10 September 2013

PHOTOS:Nigeria's Oldest Identical Centenarian Twin Dies at 100

The centenerian twins.
One of the centenarian twins, who celebrated their 100-year birthday on Saturday, March 16, Mrs Emily Kehinde Olukoga-Ogunde has passed on.

In a statement by her only child, Mr Kunle Olukoga, the centenarian bade the world farewell on Thursday 5th September, 2013 at around 9am while having a nap, after her breakfast.

The twins were born on March 13, 1913 at Okun Owa, Ijebu, Ogun State.
She is survived by her son, grand children, great grand children and her twin sister, Mrs Esther Taiwo Olukoya, who has remained inconsolable after the news was broken to her.

Mrs Esther Taiwo Olukoya and Mrs Emily Kehinde Olukoga-Ogunde, who looked almost identical are probably the third set of twins in the world to hit the century age and perhaps the first in Africa.

“Guinness Book of World Records stated in their entry that the first set of twins to clock 100 years are Edith Ritchie and Evelyn Middleton from Aberdeenshire in Scotland.

Now 103 years, they are 39 days older than the second oldest twins in the world but first identical twins in the universe - Mrs Charlotte Eisgrou and Mrs Ann Primarck, who were born when King Edward V11 was still on the British throne."

According to the statement, funeral arrangements will be announced later.

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