By Adebayo Fajinmi
Family of human rights activist and the national publicity secretary of Afenifere, a Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group,Yinka Odumakin who died on April 2 has announced the burial his remains.
His wife, Dr Joe-Okei Odunakin who is also a human rights activist disclosed this on Monday.
She said the rites will hold for three days, starting from Thursday, April 22, Friday 23 and Saturday, April, 24.
The widow said that there would be day of tributes and Service of Songs at the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos, between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm while his body lies in state on Thursday, April, 22.
“On Friday 23, his body departs Lagos for Moro, his country home, in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun.
“There will be a Christian wake keep by 5:00 pm at the Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro, which will be followed by a Candle light procession” she added.
Mrs Okei-Odumakin noted that there would be Lying in State at Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro by 8: 00 a.m. on April 24.
“This will be followed by a funeral service by 10:00 a.m., after which his remains will be committed to Mother Earth at a private interment,” she said.
Odumakin played a significant role in the National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that fought the government of Sani Abacha after the annulment of the 1993 Nigerian presidential election.
TOS News reported that the activist kicked the bucket at Lagos State Teaching Hospital on Friday, April 2.