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
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.