Drama as Ambassador Segun Olusola is buried

The founder of the African Refugees Foundation and former Nigeria  Ambassador to Ethiopia, Olusegun Olusola, was on Friday buried at  2.45 p.m., at his hometown in Iperu-Remo, Ogun State.

Mr. Olusola, 77, was Nigeria’s longest serving ambassador to Ethiopia,  and the founder of one of the most popular TV series in Nigeria, The  Village Headmaster.

He was buried within the compound of his private residence in  Iperu-Remo after a Christian thanksgiving at Wesley Methodist Church in the town.

The burial ceremony was witnessed by many prominent Nigerians including  the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun; former Senators Olabiyi  Durojaiye and Ike Nwachukwu; and former Ministers, Alex Akinyele, and 
Bola Ajibola.

Mr. Amosun in his short remark described the deceased as a pride of the  country, “whose footprint will remain everlasting.”

Angry son punches Punch journalist

One of the children of the deceased, Olujimi Olusola, apparently  angered by the activities of photo journalists, threw caution to the  wind as he rained blows on one of them.

The younger Olusola, who sat on the front row during the church  service, grew angry as the journalists struggled among themselves to get  the best pictures of the event.

“All all of you (photo journalists)should leave that place. What is  this nonsense, we don’t want you there, just leave,” Mr. Olusola  shouted.

Dissatisfied with the journalists’ actions, Mr. Olusola rained blows on  one of them, a photo journalist with Punch Newspapers.

The prompt intervention of Mr. Amosun helped quell the tension as other  journalists expressed anger at the act of the bereaved.

 

 


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