Olusegun Ariyo

The family of the late spokesman of the Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin on Wednesday have warned against those soliciting for funds, says it has not mandated anybody to source for funds while the details of the burial rites of the late spokesman are announced

The family in a statement by Yinka Odumakin’s widow, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, called for caution against other programmes not issued by the family to guide against being misled.

The statement titled, ‘Yinka Odumakin’s Journey Home (As announced by his family), reads partly, “In the wake of sundry programmes being published by people other than us; we the family of the late Yinka Odumakin thought it fit, proper and necessary to guide sympathisers and guests with the authentic programme for the funeral of our beloved husband, father, son, and brother.

“Thursday, April 22, 2021: Funeral rites kick-off at the Police College, Ikeja at 11 am. There will be lying-in-state, tributes and service of songs at this venue. All events end at 4 pm.

“Friday, April 23, 2021: Body departs Lagos for his Moro country home in the Ife North Local Government Area. There will be a candlelight procession at Origbo Anglican Grammar school. Take off time is 6 pm.

“Saturday, April 24, 2021: There will be lying-in-state 8 am at Origbo Anglican Grammar School, Moro.  The funeral service takes place at 10 am after which his remains will be interred at a private ceremony.

We urge everyone to be wary of other programmes which run contrary to the one outlined here so as to guide against being misled or taken advantage of.

“The family has not mandated anyone or group to source for funds or other resources to ensure the befitting burial we are according our son.”

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