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The family of activist and spokesperson to pan-Yoruba group Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin has announced the official funeral arrangements
A short statement by his widow, Dr. Joe Oke-Odumakin on Monday disclosed that the rites would expand three days – starting from Thursday, April 22 through Friday 23 and Saturday 24, 2021.
She said, “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.”
Odumakin died on Saturday, April 3 at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Covid Isolation Centre.