When journalists visited the Bariga, Lagos home of the Okusanya matriarch, the 91-year-old bereaved mother looked pale, fragile and speechless.
By her side were rolls of tissue paper, which indicated that she had been crying herself to stupor.
A family member told journalists that: “Grandma has been taking it as a Christian, since the Holy Book says that we should not mourn as the unbelievers because we will see our dead on the resurrection morning. But I can tell you that it is not easy at all. Mama keeps shouting ‘two generations at once.’ We are taking solace in God. Grandma is still greatly in shock and disbelief."
Meanwhile, the management of Magbamawo Industrial Company (M.I.C) Funeral Services has suspended business activities in order to mourn the passing away of six staff members including their boss, Olatunji Okunsanya and his son, Olatunji Okunsanya Jr.
The workers who died on the ill-fated Associated Airline plane crash of Thursday, October 3, 2013 are Chijioke Duru, Kings Amaechi, Samson Hassan and Abdul-Hakeem Akintunde (who was buried on Tuesday morning according to the Islamic rites).
May their souls rest in peace!
See photos of the MIC office below (courtesy of NETng):
Charly Boy poses in one of MIC Caskets
Members of the Lagos Island East Council Development join in mourning the late Okunsanya, son and staff
MIC and crew on duty
MIC boss, Tunji Okunsanya and King Sunny Ade
MIC boss, Tunji Okunsanya and son
MIC Caskets and some pictures inside the office
MIC Funeral limited handled the burial of King Sunny Ade’s mum
Pictures of the late Chijioke Duru, Kings Amaechi, Samson Hassan and Abdul-Hakeem Akintunde
Picture of the late Tunji Okunsanya at work
The condolence register