Human rights activist, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, was delivered of twins at a United States of America hospital on October 27, 2021.
The widow of the late spokesperson of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, in a statement on her Facebook page on Sunday said the ‘miracle birth’ fulfilled the wishes of her late husband.
“The late Odumakin towards the end of his sojourn on earth wished to have another baby to be named after him,” she said.
The couple got married in 1997 had their first baby, a girl, in 2000 and the second, a boy, in 2003. While the girl was named after Joe, the boy was named Abraham after the late Afenifere leader, Pa Abraham Adesanya.
The statement said, “The twins are coming 18 years after the last childbirth. After he survived a three-day coma in 2020 and a few months before he succumbed to the illness that eventually but unexpectedly claimed his life, YO, as he is fondly called, developed a strong desire for him and his wife to have another baby.
“Thank God Joe did not dither or procrastinate as she took in just about the time YO took ill and never recovered.”
Odumakin died on April 3 at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja after a brief illness.