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Just In: Afenifere Spokesman,Yinka Odumakin is dead

The Spokesman of Afenifere, a socio-cultural organisation of the Yoruba people of Nigeria and activist, Mr Yinka Odunmakin is dead, reports.

He died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Covid Isolation Centre.

His wife, Mrs Joe Okei-Odumakin, confirmed this to newsmen on Saturday.

Mrs Okei-Odumakin in a statement confirming the passing on of her husband said he died of from the complications of COVID-19.
The statement reads,
With gratitude to the Supreme Being for a life well spent, I announce the passing on of my beloved husband, Comrade Yinka Odumakin to the great beyond after a brief illness.

The sad event happened this morning (Saturday, 3/4/2021) at the intensive care unit of LASUTH where he was being managed for respiratory issues due to complications from COVID-19 which he had recovered from about a week ago.

I appreciate the outpouring of grief and sympathy from home and abroad as I mourn my irreplaceable soulmate. I urge us all to remain steadfast in the cause of the masses to which he dedicated his life.

Burial arrangement will be made public in due course.

Signed: Dr Joe Okei Odumakin

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