Fuel Subsidy Victim For Burial

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Ademola Abe, the young man who was allegedly shot and killed by Segun Fabunmi, the then DPO attached to the Police Divisional Headquarters, Pen Cinema, Agege, Lagos State, southwest Nigeria, will be buried next Wednesday.

Abe was murdered during the fuel subsidy protest at Yaya Abatan junction, Ifako Local Government Area, and his burial is being planned by the Toba Oke led executive of Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government and Abe’s family.

According to a a burial programme signed by the Secretary to the Local Government, Dr. (Mrs) Olayemi Oke Osayintolu, the deceased burial rites begin on Monday, 12, March 2012 with an Artiste day organized by Abe’s friends around Abeokuta Street Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government.

This will be followed by a candle light procession on Tuesday 13, March 2012, while the burial takes place on Wednesday, 14, March 2012.

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But before the burial proper ,there will be lying in state at Aderinto and Abeokuta Street between 8am and 9am with an interdenominational service at Abeokuta street, while then body of the deceased will be interred at Atan Cemetery.

Speaking about the burial, the Chairman, Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government, said: “As the residents of my Local Government and the entire citizens of Nigeria await the outcome of the police investigations into the murder of Ademola Abe, we believe the best thing to do now is to give him a befitting burial so as to ease the pain the family is passing through.”

To this end Oke said that the Executive members of the Local Government has approved the naming of Yaya Abatan junction after the late Ademola Abe.

—Ayodele Lawal

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