The wife of the late Afenifere Spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, has warned the public to be wary of individuals or groups engaging in fund-raising, using her husband’s name.
Joe Okei-Odumakin said in a statement Wednesday that the family had not mandated anyone or group to source for funds or other resources to ensure a befitting burial.
“While the family appreciates the effusive outpouring of love from the generality of the people for the life of sacrifice and public service that Yinka lived and the legacies he has left behind, we wish that nothing is done by anyone or group to tarnish his image,” she said.
NAN reports that the late Afenifere spokesperson, 54, died on April 2, after battling with respiratory problems occasioned by COVID-19 complications.
In the statement, Mrs Okei-Odumakin, speaking on behalf of the family, said the lying-in-state, tributes and service of songs for Mr Odumakin would hold on Thursday at Police College, Ikeja from 11 a.m.
“On Friday the body departs Lagos for his Moro country home in Ife North LGA in Osun.
“In Moro, there will be candle light procession at Origbo Anglican Grammar School on Friday, take off time is 6 p.m.
“There will be lying-in-state at 8a.m. on Saturday at Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro, followed by funeral service at 10 a.m. after which his remains will be interred at a private ceremony,” Mrs Okei-Odumakin said.
She urged everyone to be wary of other programmes which ran contrary to the one outlined so as to guide against being misled or taken advantage of.
“In the wake of sundry programmes being published by people other than us, we the family of the late Yinka Odumakin thought it fit and necessary to guide sympathizers and guests with the authentic programme for the funeral of our beloved husband, father, son, and brother,” she said.
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