Family members of the former Governor of Ondo State, Olusegun
Agagu, have insisted that they will go ahead with the arrangements for
his interment despite the plane crash on Thursday. They sympathise with the families of those who lost
their loved ones in the crash, but that will not stop them from going ahead with the burial. The
casket bearing Agagu’s body was not affected by the crash.
A member of the Agagu family, Chief Sehindemi Oguntoye, said the
community had a premonition that a tragedy would occur before the
burial of the former governor. So the family held a prayer session
after it was warned of an impending tragedy before the burial.
“The community had been informed of an impending tragedy and the
community had held a vigil to avert it. The vigil even ended today
(Thursday). It was a big tragedy for Iju-Odo community.
We had before the death of Dr. Agagu lost our traditional ruler, and now a plane crash which involves our loved ones.’’
He, however, urged the community to be fervent in prayers to prevent further tragedies.
The residents of the community were in pensive mood, with many of
them gathering in front of their houses discussing the incident. St.
Paul’s Anglican Church, Iju-Odo has been renovated for the burial
service scheduled for Friday while major roads leading into the town
had been rehabilitated.
The grave where Agagu will be buried in the church cemetery has also been decorated to give him a befitting farewell.