What killed Yinka Odumakin

Sat, Apr 3, 2021
By editor


YINKA Odumakin, 56, fiery human rights activist and national publicity secretary, Afenifere, a pan-Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, is dead.

Odumakin died from complications arising from coronavirus, COVID-19, infection at the Lagos State University Teaching hospital.
Joe Odumakin, his widow, who confirmed his death in a statement on Saturday, April 3, said “a part of her is gone.”
The statement reads: “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.”