There was prophecy about Yinka’s death – Odumakin’s brother

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An elder brother of Yinka Odumakin, the late spokesperson of Afenifere, Pastor Jacob Odumakin, has revealed how a prophecy revealed impending death of the right activist.

Yinka died during the weekend after battling with respiratory problems occasioned by Covid-19 complications.

Speaking with journalists on his younger brother’s death, the senior Odumakin disclosed that the family organised prayer sessions to avert the death.

Explaining how the family has been coping with the tragedy, Pastor Odumakin said their aged father was consoled by the clerics after he was told of the death, adding that their mother was, however, inconsolable.

“There was a prophecy that we should pray for Yinka so that fresh tree would not fall instead of the dry one. What that means is that our dad, who is 115 years old, is alive and 56-year-old, the last child of our father is gone.”

Pastor Odumakin said the leadership of Afenifere had informed the family that the group would organise the burial of the late activist.

Meanwhile, tributes have continued to pour in for the fallen activist as his widow, Joe Odumakin, kept welcoming eminent Nigerians to their residence in Omole Estate.

One of the recent callers at Odumakin’s residence was a former governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun.

Amosun, who was accompanied by his wife, Funso, prayed for Odumakin’s wife, aged parents and the Afenifere family in the condolence register he signed.

“My dear Yinka – What shall we say unto the Lord? All we have to say is thank you, Lord. We thank the good Lord for your short but impactful life. May God almighty grant you eternal rest. And may He console your wife, children, your aged parents, the entire Odumakin and the Afenifere family. Amen – Adieu – Yinka,” Amosun wrote in the register.

Also, Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Amb. Sarafadeen Isola, while signing the condolence register, wrote, “Yinka, your worthy legacies remain immortal. The outpouring of condolences, tributes and eulogies are testimonies to your greatness on this planet.”

Similarly, the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, on Monday in a statement by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom, said the death of Odumakin, had depleted the colony of courageous Nigerians who speak truth to power.

He said, “Odumakin’s death is painful. It came at a time his courage and witty mind is highly needed in the country that is fast cascading to a very uncertain destination.”