27th July, 2010
A young Nigerian murdered in the United States of America has been buried.
Olawale Oladimeji Oladipo, who was killed two weeks ago in Grandview, Missouri by yet to be identified persons, was buried last weekend at the cemetery of the Dwaye Harvey home in Grandview.
According to the African Examiner, an online news publication, Nigerian community who are usually polarized came together for once to pour out eulogies on this rising star whose life was cut short by an unknown gunman.
One of his professors described him as â€˜extremely cultured and respectful. Despite living in America, he would extend the courtesy of the typical Yoruba by prostrating to greet his elders, regardless of the occasion or kinds of people aroundâ€.
Wale, a lover of football, had only two more semesters to go before earning a degree in Economics at the University of Missouri in Kansas City (UMKC). He would have been married last year May, but pushed the event forward. His fiancÃ©e lives in Nigeria.
Until his death, Wale worked as a Correctional Officer, (Prison warden ). Police are trying to determine whether he was killed by a gang of recalcitrant prisoners.
Twenty five speakers, each represent in each year the deceased lived, including the Editor of Sharpedgenews.com Mr Oladimeji Abitogun, spoke emotionally about his life well spent.
His surviving Junior brother, Timothy Taofeek Oladipupo said Wale was a born again Christian whose favorite scripture â€˜â€œfor God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Sonâ€ was boldly displayed in their house.