Yinka Ogundaisi, the late veteran actor, has been buried in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, The PUNCH reports.
The Village Headmaster actor, who died on Wednesday morning at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, was buried on the evening of the same day in Ibadan.
Fellow Nollywood star and associate of the deceased, Ropo Ewenla, confirmed this to The PUNCH in a telephone chat on Wednesday.
“He died this morning and was buried this evening,” Ewenla said.
When asked if the deceased was a Muslim, the actor replied, “Well, I’m not sure but his daughter told me that they’ve moved him to Ibadan for burial. He died in LUTH this morning.”
Some reports online had claimed that the deceased had suffered paralysis of his legs which resulted from complications of twisted intestines, hernia, and enlarged prostate.
Though Ewenla could not ascertain the illness Ogundaisi suffered before his death, the actor confirmed that the deceased had been bedridden for years.
When asked about Ogundaisi’s health battles, Ewenla said, “Yes he has. I’m not sure I know the proper diagnosis. He has been bedridden for years now. I don’t know the proper diagnosis. I’m not a medical doctor.”