Veteran Yoruba Actor, Olofa Ina for Burial Today — Son

The family of Nollywood actor, Chief Adedeji Aderemi, popularly known as Olofa Ina, has said his remains would be buried by 4:00pm today.

Late Aderemi died on Thursday after failing to recover from an undisclosed illness.

Adetunji, a son of the late thespian, while speaking to journalists at Olofa Ina’s residence located at Wakajaye Street, Ede, Osun State, on Friday said his late father would be remembered as someone who spread love.

According to him, the late Olofa Ina had been sick for some time and died at a hospital on Thursday.

He said, “I was with him at the hospital. I even brought his corpse back home. He died in a hospital. He would have been 74 years old by May this year. I can’t find appropriate words to describe him. He loved his children and everyone. He took care of several people that were not his biological children.

“He would always render help no matter how difficult. We thank God for his life. He would be buried by 4:00pm today. Family members will meet later to decide other things that we will do.”

Meanwhile, mourners have continued to visit the residence of the deceased to condole the family.

Many of them commented on the life of the deceased, extolled his good virtues and called on members of his family and professional colleagues to emulate his noble character.

Late Olofa Ina’s younger brother from Jagun Olukosi Compound, Ede, Alhaji Abdulrahman Adetunji, said the family of the deceased took proper care of him when he became ill.

Adetunji, who said Olofa Ina died at Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Osun State, added that he had earlier been treated in two other hospitals.

Members of the Theatre Art and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria mourned the veteran Nollywood actor.