Human rights activist and popular constitutional lawyer, Mike Ozekhome has described the death of Afenifere spokesperson, Yinka Odumakin, as devastating and untimely.
In a release on Sunday, Ozekhome, said when he read the news on social media; he thought it was an April Fool prank.
“I am devastated by Yinka’s untimely death. Yinka spoke to me only last month. About the struggle, the need not to tire or give up. The need to fight on like Trojans.
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“When I saw a posting concerning Comrade Yinka Odumakin’s death, I thought the poster was still carrying out the pranks of “April Fool’s Day”. So, I told him to back off as April Fool’s day normally stops at 12 midnight on 1st April of every year,” Ozekhome said.
He further described the deceased as a fearless and courageous wordsmith adding that he was a genuine comrade and unflagging struggler, who, in his lifetime, inspired a whole new generation of rights crusaders.
Odumakin died on Saturday at the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, where he has been on admission for a week.
His wife, fellow activist, Joe Okei-Odumakin told journalists that he just survived from COVID-19 and had tested negative to the virus, before developing respiratory complications which eventually led to his death this morning.
She was quoted to have said, “A part of me is gone. A part of me is gone. He fought hard at the intensive care unit. Pray for me to survive this. My love is gone.”