Dr Joe Odumakin, wife of the late human rights activist and spokesman of Afenifere, has said her husband recovered from coronavirus before he died.
Daily Trust had reported how Yinka Odumakin died at the Intensive Care Unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Saturday morning.
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In a statement, the widow expressed how painful it is for her to lose her husband.
“With gratitude to the Supreme Being for a life well spent, I announce the passing on of my beloved husband, Comrade Yinka Odumakin to the great beyond after a brief illness.
“The sad event happened this morning (Saturday, 3/4/2021) at the intensive care unit of LASUTH where he was being managed for respiratory issues due to complications from COVID-19 which he had recovered from about a week ago.
“I appreciate the outpouring of grief and sympathy from home and abroad as I mourn my irreplaceable soulmate. I urge us all to remain steadfast in the cause of the masses to which he dedicated his life.
“Burial arrangement will be made public in due course.”