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Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin, was poisoned, Kemi Olunloyo alleges

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Nigerian investigative journalist, Kemi Olunloyo has alleged that late Afenifere spokesman, Yinka Odumakin was poisoned.

 

In a Twitter post, Olunloyo says that the cause of Odumakin’s death is not COVID-19 related.

 

Here is what she posted;

Yinka Odumakin did not die of #Covid19.

He was poisoned by people in his inner circle and his wife knows that.

He had so much lack of oxygen in his last moments.

Instead of launching a police investigation; they cover it sweeping it under the carpet and changing the death date”

 

ALSO READ: Lagos PDP extols life of Odumakin, says deceased Afenifere chieftain fought for downtrodden

 

Meanwhile, the Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Chief Gani Adams, on Saturday said that the death of Yinka Odumakin, Spokesman of Pan Yoruba Socio-Cultural group, Afenifere, depleted Yoruba gems, gifted souls and dependable allies.

 

Gani, in a statement in Lagos by his Media Aide, Kehinde Aderemi, described Odumakin’s demise on Saturday as one death too many.

 

Adams said he received the news of the Odumakin’s death with shock and trepidations, describing it as a big loss to the Yoruba nation.

 

“Death has dealt the Yoruba nation a big blow, leaving in its wake; sad memories of the loss of a brother, a friend and a dependable ally,” Gani said.

He described the late Odumakin as a true Yoruba son, a committed fellow; and the voice of the people, especially, the downtrodden.

“We will all miss his voice. We will miss his commitment, we will miss is bravery because the late Yinka Odumakin’s fearless image loomed larger than what we can easily forget in a hurry.

“He was a phenomenon that spoke truth to power. He cut a picture of an all-rounder, a media personage; an analyst; as well as public commentator that had warmed himself to the hearts of many people

“His exit had left a big vacuum in the social and political space and Nigerians will always remember him for who he was; because in his life, the late Odumakin was truly one of the few gifted souls of our race.

“The extent of the shocking news for me has been inexplicable. It will take a very long time for me to accept the realities of his death,” the Aare said.

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