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JUST IN: Ajimobi’s Body Finally Arrives Ibadan, May Be Buried In Oluyole Estate House


The remains of former Oyo State governor Abiola Ajimobi have finally arrived Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

He would, however, not be buried at his Mosque again. The remains of the former governor would however be interred at one of his houses.

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This was announced by his former special adviser on community relations, Alhaji Murziq Siyanbade in a statement on Saturday morning.

OYOINSIGHT.COM reports that Ajimobi’s media aide, Bolaji Tunji announced that the remains of his principal may be interred at his Central Mosque in Oke Ado.

There has been issue over where his final resting place would be. While the wife is said to have preferred the Agodi house, the family wants his remains buried within his Oke-Ado Mosque premises. The Muslim community argued that the best place is the cemetery. The government has however denied insinuation that it denied them approval to bury him at his Oluyole residence.

However, Siyanbade stated that “prayers would only be offered by a few invited clerics and close family members in the Mosque.”

“We are very mindful of all the protocols and the limitations on social gathering, which we will never run foul of.

“The information that came out was only meant not to keep us all in the dark,” Siyanbade, who is also the Secretary of Muslim Community of Oyo State, MUSCOY, has said.

MUSCOY chairman, Alhaji Kunle Sanni, who corroborated Siyanbade around 10:30 pm wrote: “Alhamdulilah, the rigmarole surrounding where Alhaj Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi would be buried has been resolved. Prayer on his remains would be at Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Mosque at 11am. HE WOULD NOT BE BURIED IN THE MOSQUE.
Internment would be in one of his houses which I don’t have the authority to mention. If there is need for that, the family would do so. Only few people would be admitted in the Mosque because of the Corona virus protocol. Let brothers and sisters who have no invitation stay at home and pray for the repose of the soul of this benefactor of the Muslim Ummah.”

Earlier, Ajimobi’s In-law, Governor Abdullah Umar Ganduje and his wife arrived Lagos to commiserate with the former first family.

OYOINSIGHT.COM reports that Ajimobi died in Lagos on Thursday during a brief illness.

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