Yinka Odumakin
Yinka Odumakin

Odumakin’s family announces funeral rites

NEWS DIGEST – The family of the late activist and Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, has announced the order of his funeral rites.

The wife of the late activist, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, made the disclosure in a statement on Monday morning.

According to her, the rites would span three days – starting from Thursday, April 22 through Friday 23 and Saturday 24, 2021.

The statement read, “Thursday, April 22: Day of Tributes and Service of Songs at the Police College, Ikeja Lagos between 11 am and 4 pm while his body lies in state.

“Friday, April 23: Body departs Lagos for Moro, his country home, in Ife North LGA of Osun State.

“There will be a Christian wake keep by 5 pm at the Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro, to be followed by a candlelight procession on Friday.

“Saturday, April 24: Lying in State at Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro by 8 am, followed by a Funeral Service by 10 am, after which his remains will be committed to Mother Earth at a private interment.”

Yinka Odumakin died on April 2 after battling respiratory problems occasioned by COVID-19 complications.

The late activist and Afenifere spokesman died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Covid Isolation Centre.