Joe Okei-Odumakin, a human rights campaigner, on Saturday confirmed the passing of her husband, Yinka Odumakin, after a brief illness.
Mrs Okei-Odumakin, also the President of Women Arise, made the announcement in a statement in Lagos.
She said “The sad event happened on Saturday morning at the intensive care unit of LASUTH where he was being managed for respiratory issues due to complications from COVID-19 which he had recovered from about a week ago.
“I appreciate the outpouring of grief and sympathy from home and abroad as I mourn my irreplaceable soulmate.”
She urged all to remain steadfast in the cause of the masses to which her husband dedicated his life.
She said that burial arrangements would be made public in due course.
Meanwhile, a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, has mourned the passage of the late activist, describing him as warrior who stood for truth till he died.
In a statement, Mr Fani-Kayode said, “I am deeply saddened that we have lost Comrade Yinka Odumakin, one of our brightest and best.
“He was a great warrior who feared nothing and who stood for truth and justice right to the end.