Nigeria, Feb. 16 -- The remains of the former Vice-Chancellor of University of Lagos (UNILAG), Oyewusi Ibidapo-Obe, were laid to rest on Tuesday in his hometown, Ilesa, Osun State.

The last journey of the erudite scholar, who died January 3, began on Monday with a wake-keep held at Cathedral Church of Holy Trinity in compliance with strict coronavirus protocols and guidelines.

The funeral service was held at Holy Trinity Cathedral Church, Omofe in Ilesa. The corpse was brought in a glittering casket inside a hearse, accompanied by the widow and children. The event was attended by a number of dignitaries within and outside the town.

The church received the corpse at its doorstep and the officiating priest saying, "with faith in Jesus Chri...