Spokesman of Afenifere, a Pan-Yoruba sociocultural group, Yinka Odumakin has died from Covid-19 related complications.
According to reports, the human rights activists died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital isolation centre in the early hours of Saturday, April 3.
The news of his death was confirmed by his wife, Joe Okei-Odumakin.
The bereaved widow 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.
“He was OK before. Even on March 10 he was still attending meetings. He was recovering yesterday but he died this morning. I am at the intensive care unit. A part of me is gone.”
Nigerian political leaders have taken to social media to mourn his demise.