The family of the late Oyo state governor; Isiaka Ajimobi has announced the burial arrangements of the late politician who died at the age of 70, the arrangement was made known to public on Friday evening through media aide of the late ex-Oyo Governor, Bolaji Tunji, he stated the arrangements through his social media handle which stated thus “Details of the funeral ceremony of His Excellency Senator Abiola Ajimobi have been released by the family.
“In close consultation with the governments of Lagos and Oyo States, the date for the burial ceremony has been announced.
“Barring any changes, his body will be interred at the Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque at Oke Ado, Ibadan at 12noon on Sunday the 28th of June 2020 after the traditional Muslim prayers.
“To ensure that strict COVID-19 protocols are adhered to and in light of the current circumstances of our national health challenges, the family appeals to the public to observe strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in their participation.
“Furthermore, details of the live media coverage of the funeral ceremony will be made public by tomorrow.
“In the near future, details of a larger funeral gathering will be announced where a lot more of his well wishers will have the opportunity to pay him their respect.”
Few days after the Apex court pronounced the re-trail of the former governor of Abia state, who also represent Abia North senatorial district at the upper chamber Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, the senator will likely join his colleagues at the Red chamber tomorrow.
It will be recalled that the Senator was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment last December, and after spending 5 months at Kuje correctional centre in Abuja, the senator was freed.
The senator was prosecuted for mismanagement of a sum of 7 billion naira when he was the governor of Abia state between 1999-2007.But the Supreme court last week quash the decision of the high court because the Judge that pronounced the verdict has been elevated to a higher court and does not have the constitutional right to chair the hearing, a situation that made the Supreme court to order the re-trail of the case.
The Senator in his statement said he has learnt a lot of lesson in the last five months of imprisonment.