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


A human rights campaigner, Joe Okei-Odumakin, says her husband, Yinka Odumakin, died on Friday but doctors could not phantom how to communicate that to her.

She said this in a tribute titled, ‘Yinka: Basking in the shadow that you cast’, made available to our correspondent on Tuesday.

According to her, Yinka Odumakin’s death certificate showed that he died 10.40pm on Friday as against Saturday earlier announced.

Okei-Odumakin, who is also the President of Women Arise, vowed to continue to fight for the ideals of her husband.

She said, “Yinka, it cannot be goodbye, It is goodnight and see you later on the other side with God.

“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.