Police in Oyo State have reportedly taken over the Agodi GRA residence of the deceased former governor, Abiola Ajimobi, ahead of his funeral scheduled to hold on Sunday at the Ajimobi Central Mosque in Ibadan.
According to reports, the state government and the Ajimobi family are in disagreement over ownership of the property.
While the family prefers to bury the late governor on the property, the state government disapproves of the decision.
Police patrol vans were parked beside the building, according to The Nation
Ajimobi, aged 70, died from multiple organ failure in Lagos on Thursday, following complications from COVID-19 infection.
Ajimobi’s media aide, Bolaji Tunji, in a statement on Friday, said, “In close consultation with the governments of Lagos and Oyo states, the date for the burial ceremony has been announced.
“Barring any changes, his body will be interred at the Senator Ishaq Abiola Ajimobi Central Mosque at Oke Ado, Ibadan, at noon on Sunday, June 28 after the traditional Muslim prayers.
“To ensure that strict COVID-19 protocols are adhered to and in light of the current circumstances of our national health challenges, the family appeals to the public to observe strict adherence to COVID-19 protocols in their participation.”