Odumakin died on Good Friday, but doctors couldn’t tell me — Wife

Joe Okei-Odumakin

Spokesman of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation Afenifere Yinka Odumakin died on Good Friday, not Saturday as reported, his wife Joe Okei-Odumakin has revealed.

Okei-Odumakin, a rights activist, said in a tribute on Tuesday that her husband died on Friday but doctors could not decide how to communicate that to her.

According to her, Odumakin’s death certificate showed that he died 10.40pm on Friday.

“Yinka, it cannot be goodbye, It is goodnight and see you later on the other side with God,” she wrote in her tribute.

“I will bask with reckless abandon in the shadow of your cast…

“Since no one is permitted in the Critical Care Unit, we had commited you to the care of the best qualified medics at LASUTH and the hand of God hoping to see you next morning.

“The medics said they could not fathom how to immediately relay the message of your passage to me directly.

“Now that I am in possession of your death certificate, I can see you passed at exactly 10.40pm on Good Friday (April 2nd, 2021) and not in the morning of Saturday, April 3rd, 2021) as initially communicated.

“Due to the principles of the truth and saying it as it is, which Yinka and I hold dear – and which Yinka lived all his adult life for – it is important to immediately put this very important record straight.

“You came! you saw!! and you conquered!!! We will carry forward the baton in the eternal word of our leader, Nigeria will be saved, Nigeria will be changed and Nigeria will become a great nation. Nigeria will work in my lifetime and even in yours as you live on in me, our children and generation yet unborn.”