Retired ACP Matthew Lawani’s Burial Holds May 1 in Ogori

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The family of late Pa Matthew Oluwashanu Lawani, a retired Assistant Commissioner of Police, has announced burial programme for the Knight of St. Mulumba.

In a statement issued on behalf of the family by Mr. Emmanuel Boro, the funeral service will hold on Saturday,1st May, 2021at 9.00am prompt at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Ogori.

According to the statement, Pa Lawani died peacefully in Ogori, Ogori-Magongo Local Government of Kogi State on 8th March, 2021 at the ripe age of 94years.

Attendees are strictly required to observe all the Covid-19 protocols,

“He was a  patriotic and a religious man throughout his life time, who served the nation, meritoriously as a Police Officer in various capacities and locations across the country. 

“Late Lawani retired from the Police Force as an Assistant Commissioner of Police in 1984 and delved into politics, and emerged first Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

“Pa Lawani was also a devoted Catholic and a staunch member of the Knight  of St.Mulumba(KSM).” Boro said.

According to the family, the final Christian burial rites will commence with Requiem Mass on Friday, 30th April 2021 at the St. Andrew’s Catholic Church premises, Ogori at 6.00pm prompt while the funeral service will hold on Saturday,1st May, 2021at 9.00am prompt in the same St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Ogori.

Pa Matthew Oluwashanu Lawani is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maria Aiyefe Lawani, children and grandchildren amongst whom are Mrs. Tola Omoloju, Mr. Eddie Lawani, Mrs. Yemisi Ogunmola, a one time Commissioner in Kogi State; Mrs. Josephine Ayu, Mr. Emma Lawani, Mrs. Kehinde Aladuge and Miss Fatima Oreka Lawani. 

He was also blessed with prominent In- laws amongst who are Mr. Mike Omoloju (Former GM, Human Resources, NNPC), Dr.Iyorchia Ayu, one time Senate President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Bode Ogunmola (Former Hon. Commissioner for Information, Kogi State).

Pa Lawani will be greatly missed by his family, friends and indeed the Ogori and Magongo communities.


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