Yinka Odumakin’s widow carries his corpse during lying in state Ceremony – Watch Video


The late Afenifere Spokesperson, Odumakin died on the 2nd of April, 2021 after battling with respiratory problems occasioned by COVID-19 complications.

Yinka Odumakin
Yinka Odumakin

The funeral rites for the spokesperson of the pan-Yoruba sociopolitical group, Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, began on Thursday with a lying-in-state ceremony held at the Police College, Ikeja, Lagos State.

On Friday, his remains will depart Lagos for his hometown, Moro, in Ife North Local Government Area of Osun State.

In Moro, there will be candlelight procession at Origbo Anglican Grammar School on Friday from 6:00 p.m.

Below is a photo of Late Yinka’s wife, Activist Joe Okei-Odumakin on Thursday honoring her late husband, Yinka Odumakin, activist and spokesman of the Yoruba socio-cultural organisation Afenifere by joining in carrying his corpse.

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

He will be buried on April 24 in Moro, his country home, in Ife North LGA, Osun State

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Yinka Odumakin, was a Nigerian human rights activist and politician. During the government of Sani Abacha, he met his wife Joe Okei-Odumakin at a detention facility in Alagbon, after she was transferred from Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria, due to her involvement in pro-democracy campaigns. They married on 4 November 1997.

Until his death, he was the national publicity secretary of Afenifere, a Pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group. Odumakin died on 3 April 2021 at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital from respiratory issues due to complications resulting from COVID-19.