Odumakin: Burial Rites Commence In Lagos Thursday


The family of the late spokesperson of the Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, on Wednesday released details of his burial, but warned that it had not mandated anybody to source for funds.

The family in a statement by Yinka Odumakin’s widow, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, called for caution against other programmes not issued by the family to guide against being misled.

The statement titled, ‘Yinka Odumakin’s Journey Home (As announced by his family), reads partly, “In the wake of sundry programmess being published by people other than us; we the family of the late Yinka Odumakin thought it fit, proper and necessary to guide sympathisers and guests with the authentic programme for the funeral of our beloved husband, father, son, and brother.

“Thursday, April 22, 2021: Funeral rites kick off at the Police College, Ikeja at 11 am. There will be lying-in-state, tributes and service of songs at this venue. All events end at 4pm.

“Friday, April 23, 2021: Body departs Lagos for his Moro country home in the Ife North Local Government Area. There will be candle light procession at Origbo Anglican Grammar school. Take off time is 6pm.

“Saturday, April 24, 2021: There will be lying-in-stateat 8am at Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro. Funeral service takes place at 10am after which his remains will be interred at a private ceremony.

“We urge everyone to be wary of other programmes which run contrary to the one outlined here so as to guide against being misled or taken advantage of.

“The family has not mandated anyone or group to source for funds or other resources to ensure the befitting burial for Yinka, says the statement”.


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