Senator Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, All Progressives Congress (APC), Ogun West Senatorial District and Chairman of Senate Committee on Appropriations has adopted the three children of his murdered aide, Mr.Adeniyi Oluwatosin Sanni.
Sanni was killed on Saturday, 5 August, 2023 after an encounter with security agents at a check point in Ojodu Berger area of Ikeja and his body dumped at Oshodi area.
Speaking through the Director General of his campaign organization in Lagos at the funeral in RCCG RHEMA CHAPEL, Redemption Camp in Mowe, Barrister Babatunde Raji-Label said Senator Adeola has adopted Moraraoluwa, Oluwashindara and Oluwafeyidara Sanni as his children going forward adding that the welfare of his aged mother and immediate family will be catered for on a monthly basis.
“It impossible for me to find a replacement for Niyi. He is my blood and a dedicated aide of almost two decades. I am greatly grieved by his unwarranted death. As a father figure to him, I had to stay away from his funeral as tradition demands,” he stated.
The Senator disclosed that a Trust fund he established with a donation and contributions from friends, associates and colleagues yielded N55 million in less than a week and the fund has been applied to pay for the children’s education in their present institution with adjustment for increases for the next 6 to 10 years of their education.
Senator Adeola thanked all those who commiserated with him and members of Sanni’s Family with a prayer that God Almighty will grant all the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.
The sermon for the funeral was given by Pastor Gbenga Odunowo of the Young Adult and Youth Church of RCCG RHEMA CHAPEL with the theme that only our good works while alive mattered stressing that the testimonies about Sanni is a pointer to the good works he did while alive.
The RCCG pastor urged all to do good works while alive and accepted Jesus Christ as their savior for the salvation of their souls.
The funeral service was attended by associates of the Senator from Lagos and Ogun State including Hon. Adekunle Adesina, Hon. Babatunde Olaotan, Pastor Kenny Jones, Mrs. Funmi Efuwape, Hon. Dr. Babatunde Adejare and a host of others.