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Tears, encomiums as Ajimobi was laid to rest in Ibadan

It was a solemn moment when the remains of former Oyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, was laid to rest on Sunday.

Amidst tears and shower of encomiums, Ajimobi was buried at his 6th Avenue , Yemoja Street , Oluyole Estate residence in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

He was 70.

The Chairman Oyo State Muslim community Chairman, Alhaji Kunle Sanni, disclosed that Ajimobi was buried around 10am against the earlier announced 11am to prevent mammoth crowd at the burial ground.

Alhaji Kunle said the burial rites prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Ibadan, Sheikh Abdul Ganiyu Agbotomokekere.

He said, “The 12 noon announced was a decoy to prevent a mammoth crowd. The janazah was not at Ajimobi Mosque as earlier announced for the same reason. Very few people including all the children and the widow witnessed the burial. The lecture and special prayer for the deceased would start at 12noon at Ajimobi Mosque”.

“They are oblivious of the fact that the janazah had been concluded.”

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