Joe Okei-Odumakin, wife of Yinka Odumakin, the deceased National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, has said her husband died due to complications from COVID-19 despite recovering from the virus a week ago.

Okei-Odumakin made this known in a statement she issued on Saturday.

Odumakin, a human rights activist, died of COVID-19 complications at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) on Saturday.

According to Okei-Odumakin, her husband was being treated for respiratory issues which arose from COVID-19 complications at LASUTH where he died.

She acknowledged the torrent of condolences extended to her family, adding that the date for burial would be announced soon.

The statement read:

“With gratitude to the Supreme Being for a life well spent, I announce the passing on of my beloved husband, Comrade Yinka Odumakin to the great beyond after a brief illness.

“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.

“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.

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