By Dipo Awojobi – Amid uncontrollable flow of tears from relatives, friends and colleagues of a 38-year-old man, Adebayo Oyelowo Ajanaku allegedly stabbed to death by his Ibadan-based lawyer-wife, Mrs. Yewande Ajanaku, was on Friday buried in his hometown, Gbongan in Ayedaade Local Government Area of Osun state.
The remains of the late Ajanaku had been brought to Saint Paul’s Anglican Cathedral in Gbongan for funeral service.
The 34 year old lawyer-wife who worked with the Directorate of Public Prosecution in the Oyo State Ministry of Justice was accused of stabbing her husband in the neck on February 2, 2016 after a dispute ensured at their home in Akoko Estate in Ibadan.
At the funeral service, mourners could not hold back tears as they sobbed and wailed. They could not be consoled.
Even some youths of the town were stone-eyed as they threatened to mob any one suspected to be related to the alleged killer-wife.
Also, aged men and women from Gbongan were raining curses on the wife as an old woman was advising the youths of the town against getting married to any lady from Ibadan.
In his sermon, the officiating priest, Venerable P. O. Farotimi described the late Ajanaku as a young philanthropist who helped a lot of people.
Farotimi, the Dean of the Cathedral said Ajanaku’s death made him a hero urging the family to immortalise his name so that people would know his philanthrophic deeds while alive.
There was commotion at the burial ground of the church when the remains of late Ajanaku was brought to be interred.
Some relatives and indigenes of the town insisted on hypnotising the remains by making some incantations but some closed relatives were against the move thus leading to hot altercations from both parties.
While remains was been lowered to the cemented grave, mourners wept uncontrollably as some indigenes threatened to attack any journalist who cover the burial at the cenotaph.
Some concerned indigenes of the two while describing late Ajanaku as a philanthropist and a generous person waited at his grave as they armed themselves with knife and sand in order to invoke the spirit of the deceased.
According to them, invoking his spirit would bring about quick justice on whoever that murdered him even as they pointed accusing fingers at his wife.