“Tears have been burrowing down my cheeks ending up and drenching my chest,” a former Assistant Editor of Daily Sun Newspapers, Alhaji Rasaq Bamidele, said as he described how he received the sad news of his son, Abdul Wasii Kayode Adegboyega Bamidele’s death in a fatal accident on Christmas day, Friday, December 25, 2020.
“Can the tears ever cease to flow?! Bamidele asked as he confirmed the sad news on his personal Facebook handle Saturday night.
“Who wipes my tears as I just lost a darling son, a dependable Ally, a trusted boy and compassionate companion, Abdul Wasii Kayode Adegboyega Bamidele. Last Sunday, he was all over me at Agege Stadium Lagos where his cousin, Ibrahim Oluwafikayomi BAMIDELE was receiving his graduation certificate for his performance at Al-Amoni College of Arabic and Islamic studies.
“On Thursday, December 24, the bubbling guy announced his arrival at home, Igbaye to my surprise! But I got the shock of my life Friday, December 25 afternoon that my son had suddenly become my elder brother via the cold hand of death in form of a ghastly road crash near Ilorin! And since then, tears have been burrowing down my cheeks ending up and drenching my chest! Can the tears ever cease to flow?!
“Wasii Babankowa my Islamic singer son with velvet voice, bye for now till we meet to part no more in the Janatul Fridawus in Sha Allah!”
Meanwhile, the Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (MMPN) has sent a condolence message to Bamidele who is an elder-member of the group.
“Inna lillahi wa inna ilaehi rajiun. MMPN Lagos Chapel and National body condole with our father, Alhaji Rasak Bamidele over the death of his son.
“We pray to Allah to console the Bamideles and forgive the shortcomings of our departed brother,” the group said in a message issued by one of the members if its Executive.
Platforms Africa also sent condolences to Alhaji Bamidele who has been described by many as a man of impeccable leadership and character.