The wife of late Yinka Odumakin, Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin has revealed how the family battled to safe the life of her spouse who died early this morning.
In a statement she issued this morning in the aftermath of the death of Odumakin who until his death was the spokesman of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group Afenifere, she added that life (for her) would be difficult without the presence of the deceased.
Okei-Odumakin in the terse statement however called on all Nigerians to pray for her to withstand the loss, which she stated is too huge for her to manage.
According to her, the outspoken activist died of complications arising from the dreaded Covid 19.
“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.” She wrote.
Family sources told DAILY RIPPLES that the deceased had suffered some terminal ailments prior to contracting the Covid 19 infection about two weeks ago and that the deceased only succumb to the ailment that affected his respiratory organs.
“Yinka has been nursing partial strokes that plagued him since three years ago. He was also diabetic, but he managed that diabetics very well but the combination of all these ailments became too difficult to handle for him,” the source said.
The source further added that Odumakin developed some complications that made his health nosedived two weeks ago prompting the family to ferry him to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).