Nigeria loses two senior lawyers in one day amid Covid-19 pandemic

Nigeria loses two senior lawyers in one day amid Covid-19 pandemic

- Nigeria lost two senior lawyers on Friday, June 6; Sir Jadegoke Adebonajo Badejo (SAN) and Chief (Sir) Alfred Oghogho Eghobamien (SAN)

- Badejo (SAN) slumped and died as he was walking out of his home on Friday

- The Body of SANs (BOSAN) on Saturday, June 6, released a statement mourning the deaths of the two senior lawyers

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Sir Jadegoke Adebonajo Badejo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) slumped and died as he was walking out of his home on Friday, June 5.

Badejo who was the principal partner of Bonajo Badejo & Co died at the age of 61, The Nation reports.

“He was fully dressed about to step out of the house. He was getting ready to leave home for work yesterday when he slumped and passed on,” The Nation reports, citing an anonymous source.

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Legit.ng gathers that Badejo was called to Bar in 1980 and took Silk in 2009 with conferment serial no. 311.

Senior Advocate of Nigeria Badejo slumps, dies

Senior Advocate of Nigeria Badejo slumps, dies. Photo credit: The Nation
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He had an LL.B from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and an LL.M from the University of Lagos, among other qualifications.

Meanwhile, another SAN, Chief (Sir) Alfred Oghogho Eghobamien, also died on Friday at age of 85.

Eghobamien was the father of Osaro Eghobamien who is also a senior lawyer.

The late SAN was called to the English Bar and the Nigerian Bar in the years 1972 and 1973 respectively. He was conferred with the rank of SAN in 1995.

The Body of SANs (BOSAN) on Saturday, June 6, released a statement mourning the deaths of the two senior lawyers.

For Badejo, BOSAN secretary, Seyi Sowemimo, SAN, said: “We deeply mourn the sad demise of our colleague and we pray that the Almighty God grants his family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.

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“Funeral arrangements as released by his family will be announced in due course.”

Mourning Eghobamien , the BOSAN scribe said: “As an eminent lawyer in matters of Edo state politics, Sir Eghobamien represented Edo state at the 2005 National Political Reform Conference (CONFAB). He was later appointed a Life Bencher in 2017."

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In another related development, Nigeria's former inspector general of police and chairman of Police Service Commission (PSC), Alhaji Musiliu A.K Smith, has lost his wife, Alhaja Ariat Aderoju Smith.

The death of Alhaja Ariat was announced a statement in the early hours of Saturday, June 6, indicating she died on Friday, June, 5 at the age of 69.

Her remains will be buried on Saturday in accordance to Islamic rites, the statement said.

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The government said only immediate family members will be allowed at the burial rites, in strict compliance with the directives of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on COVID-19 social distancing protocol.

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