It was all weeping and wailing on Saturday, January 29, 2022 as the remains of a student of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Timothy Adegoke, who died in controversial circumstances were buried.
The remains of the 37-year-old Master of Business Administration student were brought to the Eruwa Town Hall in a white casket with hundreds of youths in procession.
The body of the accountant was buried beside the house he built for his parents in the New Eruwa part of Eruwa town. Eruwa is the headquarters of the Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo State.
Family members, friends and beneficiaries of the deceased’s acts of kindness wept sore during the brief service conducted by Revd. Michael Hungbenu, the founder of Celestial Deliverance Church of Christ.
The grieving widow of the deceased, Bolatito, wept uncontrollably and refused to leave the graveside despite pleas that she should step aside.
She shouted the name of her late husband and reminded the dead of the sweet times they had together while she hurled curses on the killers of her husband.
She said the killers did not allow her husband to bury his parents and became inaudible at a time after she had screamed for long.
Service of tributes was first held at the Eruwa Town Hall where hundreds of youths, members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and OAU students, among others had gathered.
Speaker after speaker paid glowing tributes to the deceased while his kinsmen recalled his good deeds in a tearful atmosphere.
His brother, Gbade urged those present to support them to ensure that justice is served in the case which is already in court.
One of the prominent sons of Oyo state who attended the burial is the speaker of the state Assembly, Right Honourable Debo Ogundoyin.
The Speaker who also paid tributes to the late Timothy at the burial extended such to his verified Facebook page.
Read the tribute below
Today, we paid last respect and laid to rest the body of our dear brother- Mr. Adegoke Oluwadamilare Timothy, the Executive M.sc student of Obafemi Awolowo University and promising indigene of Eruwa, Oyo State, who was murdered at Hilton Hotels Ile-Ife.
I never had the opportunity to meet Timothy in person, but from the testimonies of his families, colleagues, friends, church of God, Neighbors, Eruwa Community and of course beneficiaries of his various philanthropic actions and supports, it obvious the late Timothy was a great man who has impacted more lives both young and old.
May God console your family, Loved ones, Eruwa community, may He guard and guide all you left behind.
May your soul Rest In Peace, and your Spirit keep fighting along with us till your murderers experience more horrible end.