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Exclusive : NPF Gives Late Rivers Police Commissioner Francis Omobolaji Odesanya A Befeiting Burial In Lagos. (Photos). Read More…

Late CP Francis Omobolaji Odesanya.

Nigeria Police Force on Friday gave the late Commissioner of Police in Rivers, Mr Francis Odesanya a befeiting burial ceremony.

Late Francis Omobolaji Odesanya is a native of Irolu, a small village close to Ikenne and Odogbolu in Ogun State .

The late CP was buried at the Ikoyi private vault cemetery in Lagos.

The City Pulse News was there to cover it.

CP Odesanya died on Jan. 31 at Sterling Hospital, Ahmedabad-Gujarat, India, after a brief illness at the age of 56.

On Wednesday and Thursday, a night of tribute and service of songs were held respectively in his honour at the Muson Centre, Onikan and St. Dominic Catholic Church, Yaba, Lagos.

The funeral service was held at St. Dominic Catholic Church, Yaba, before the corpse was taken to the cemetery for burial.

Rev. Father Stephen Ogbe who ministered during the church service said that while people love to gather for the dead, no one loves death.


Ogbe described the late police commissioner as a dedicated Christian and a hardworking policeman who excelled in spite of the difficult situation where he served.

“At 56, he made landmarks. He has achieved at lot. The world that Francis lived was not an easy place.

“Crime is increasing everyday in Nigeria, yet within this difficult environment, Francis did well. He was a man of faith, always willing to help,” he said.

Ogbe urged the wife and family members to take solace in God, stressing that Odesanya had gone to heaven to rest with the Lord.

A member of the Police Service Commission, Mrs Comfort Obi, reveals that she saw late Odesanya some months ago before he was promoted to the rank of a commissioner.

“He was posted to Rivers after his promotion. He was a gentleman, a very responsible officer that knows his job well,” said Obi.

The Commissioner of Police in Abia, Mr Leye Oyebade, said the Nigeria Police, friends and family would miss Odesanya dearly due to his commitment to his job and people.

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Present at the funeral were the Minister of Transport, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, NIMASA Director General, Dagogo Peterside, Sen. Magnus Abe, APC Chairman in Rivers, Mr David Ikanya, former Lagos RRS boss Odumosu, Representative from Rivers State Governor Wike and other top rank police officers.

View pictures from the event below:

Mrs Odesanya ( Wife to late CP)

Sisters to Late CP Odesanya.

Police officers ready to welcome the corpse before the commencement of church service.

Arrival of corpse.

Rotimi Amaechi and Dakuku Peterside other dignitaries during church service

Picture from Ikoyi Private vault.

NPF awaits the arrival of the corpse for salutations at the vaults in Ikoyi.

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