The family of late Capt. Idahosa Okunbo has finally resolved to lay the remains of the billionaire philanthropist in his homeland – Edo State.
This latest decision is contained in a public statement issued on behalf of the Okunbo family by Dr. Tinyan Okunbo. While thanking those that have consoled them since their bereavement, the family pleaded with members of the public to extend respect to Idahosa and members of his family.
In the light of barrage of information that has followed the announcement of Capt. Okunbo’s death, some false and others denounced, Midwest Herald has double-checked the authenticity of the latest statement through Kingsley Okunbo – younger brother to amiable and good spirited Capt. ‘Hosa Okunbo.
The statement reads:
We wish to use this medium to express our profound appreciation to everyone who has shown us love in this our challenging moments of the passage of the passage of our father, son, husband, brother, grandfather – Capt. Idahosa Wells Okunbo who transited to glory on the 8th August, 2021.
The numerous calls and condolence visits we have received from across the world, conveying sympathy and empathy clearly demonstrate his global goodwill. We would like to inform the public, friends, and associates that he will be buried in Benin City, Edo State in strict compliance with his instructions.
As a family, we therefore use this opportunity to dispel rumors making the rounds that he would be Buried in London.
Details of the burial arrangement will be communicated in due course.
We thank you for your prayers, love and respect for him and the family he left behind as we will on our own ensure that his legacies are preserved.
We also appreciate the love for the family’s privacy at this difficult time.