Tears flowed freely as the remains of Mr Bunmi Ojo, a former personal assistant to the ex-governor of Ekiti State, Segun Oni, was yesterday, committed to mother earth.
Ojo, a commissioner representing Ekiti on the board of Federal Character Commission (FCC) was killed last Friday night, by unknown gunmen at a viewing centre in Adebayo area of Ado Ekiti, the state capital.
All markets, stalls and shops in his home town, Ido Ekiti, the headquarters of Ido-Osi local government area of the state were shut as a mark of honour for the departed politician and activist.
Scores of residents, including people of different political affiliations, as well as friends and sympathisers from all parts of the country, were present at the funeral service held at the Methodist Church, Ido Ekiti.
His political mentor, Chief Oni, the governor-elect, Dr Kayode Fayemi, the state governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, who was represented by his chief of staff, Chief Dipo Anisulowo, were also in attendance.
In his sermon, the minister-in- charge of the church, Reverend Olanrewaju Komolafe, described death as an inevitable occurrence and end. The cleric, who noted that there was time for everything on the earth, said the late Ojo, though he died when it was least expected, had fulfilled his purpose in life.
Reverend Komolafe, who charged the congregation to live a life worthy of emulation as late Ojo did, stressed that death, has no respect for social status, and could come in any form and time.
While the church service was on, scores of women, youth and sympathisers were seen around the church premises cursing Ojo’s killers. The people who intermittently disrupted the church service with abusive songs and curses, were also dressed in an unusual manner. They wore their clothes upside down and also removed headgears to register and display their anger over the untimely death of a good man.
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