Yinka Odumakin’s father dies at 116

Late Yinka Odumakin’s father, Elder Ezekiel Odumakin is dead.

Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, widow of Yinka Odumakin, in a statement on Monday entitled “Moro Shakes Again”, said that late Elder Odumakin died at age 116.

The late Yinka Odumakin, a former Afenifere spokesperson, died on April 2, 2021, at the age of 54, following respiratory problems occasioned by COVID-19 complications.

According to Okei-Odumakin, who is the President of Women Arise, late Elder Ezekiel Odumakin until his death was the Baba Ijo of C.A.C. Moro land in Osun.

The statement reads: “Elder Ezekiel Odumakin died this evening, 5.30 p.m. at the age of 116.

“I spoke with the old man earlier today and we had a brief prayer session along other family discussions.”

She recounted that Pa Odumakin stood firmly in faith as the pain of a huge loss ravaged him.

“Papa would be sorely missed as he was not only the patriarch, but the rallying point for the entire family.

“Further announcements will be made as the family deems fit,” the statement read. (NAN)