UNILAG VC, Sofoluwe Buried

•The remains of the late Sofoluwe at All Saints Church, Montgomery, Yaba, before  burial this afternoon. PHOTO: ABEEB OGUNBADEJO.

•The remains of the late Sofoluwe at All Saints Church, Montgomery, Yaba, before burial this afternoon. PHOTO: ABEEB OGUNBADEJO.

The remains of the late Unilag Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adetokunbo Sofoluwe, were buried today at Ikoyi cemetery, Lagos.

•The remains of the late Sofoluwe at All Saints Church, Montgomery, Yaba, before burial this afternoon. PHOTO: ABEEB OGUNBADEJO.

Before the burial, there was lying in state at the Unilag Sports Centre, Akoka, where students and dignitaries paid their last respects to the deceased.

After the lying in state, the casket bearing Sofoluwe’s remains was taken to All Saints Church, Yaba. The church service was attended by the Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola and his wife, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, Deputy Governor, Delta State, Prof. Moses Utuama, Gamaliel Onosode, Wole Olanipekun (SAN), former Unilag VC, Prof. Ibidapo Obe, wife of the deceased, Funmi and her two children, Mayor Oludare Sofoluwe and Jide Sofoluwe.

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At the time of going to press, his body in a brown MIC Casket was being taken to his final resting place by youth corps members for a private burial.

Prof. Adetokunbo Sofoluwe died on 12 May, 2012. He was the 10th Vice Chancellor of the institution.

—Bayo Adetu