The body lying-in-state

The late iconic ex-Super Eagles footballer Rashidi Yekini has been buried in his hometown – Irra, Offa in Kwara State according to Muslim rights this evening Saturday, May 5, 2012.

Yekini passed away yesterday after a long period of uncertainty concerning the status of his mental health

According to our source Emmanuel Adepoju, who was in Offa for the burial, over 500 sympathisers were present including his daughter Yemi Yekini. The burial ceremony was presided over by the Chief Imam of Kwara State.

Others in attendance include the Oyo State Commissioner of Sports, Dapo Lam Adesina, Mutiu Adepoju, Dimeji Lawal, Ajibade Babalade and a long list of other dignitaries who stood at the graveside as the Imam gave a sermon.

The Royal Father of Irra, Oyewole Oyetoro gave his vote of thanks as sympathisers dispersed.

The footballer’s death has come as a shock to fans and colleagues who are still expressing sad feelings on social networks, TV and radio.

We’re told several state governments have already begun donating money to the Yekini family but sympathisers feel the donations should have been made much earlier when the famed striker was still alive.

The Kwara State government have also pledged a sum of N1.5m to the bereaved family.

No word yet on Cause of death.

The body being lowered into the ground…
Yekini is buried at the back of his home…
At the Onira of Ira palace…


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