Family announces funeral rites for late Yinka Odumakin



 Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, wife of the late Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, has released the official funeral arrangements for the deceased.

The rights activist, in an announcement on behalf of the family, said that the  lying-in-state, tributes and service of songs hold on Thursday at Police College, Ikeja from 11 a.m.

the  body departs Lagos for his Moro home in Ife North LGA in Osun.

“In Moro, there will be candle light procession at Origbo Anglican Grammar School o Friday, take off time is 6p.m.

“There will be lying-in-state at 8a.m. on Saturday at Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro, followed by funeral service at 10a.m. after which his remains will be interred at a private ceremony,” Okei-Odumakin said.

She urged everyone be wary of other programmes which ran contrary the one outlined  so as guide against being misled or taken advantage of.

“In the wake of sundry programmes being published by people other than us, we the family of the late Yinka Odumakin thought it fit and necessary guide sympathizers and guests with the authentic for the funeral of our beloved husband, father, son, and brother,” she said.

Okei-Odumakin also said that the  family had not mandated anyone or group source for funds or other resources ensure a befitting burial.

“While the family appreciates the effusive outpouring of love from the generality of the people for the life of sacrifice and public service that Yinka lived and the legacies he has left behind, we wish that nothing is done by anyone or group to tarnish his image,” she said.

NAN reports that the late Afenifere spokesperson, 54, died on April 2, after battling with respiratory problems occasioned by COVID-19 complications. (NAN)