Odumakin’s widow denies COVID killed her husband, says he recovered before his death.


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Widow of late national publicity secretary of Afenifere Joe Okei-Odumakin, has denied stories making the rounds that her husband Yinka Odumakin died COVID-19 complications.

According to the human rights activists, her late husband had recovered from COVID-19 week before his death.

Yinka Odumakin, a human rights activist, and the national publicity secretary of the Pan Yoruba group Afenifere died of COVID-19 complications at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

Speaking on Odumakin’s death, his wife, in a statement, said her husband died, on Saturday, at the intensive care unit of LASUTH where he was being treated for respiratory issues due to COVID-19 complications.

Okei-Odumakin appreciated the sympathy received by the family since the news broke out, adding that the burial arrangement will be announced soon.

“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,” she said.

“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.A

“Burial arrangement will be made public in due course.”

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