- The Lagos state judiciary has lost one of its senior chief magistrates, Abimbola Aoko-Komolafe
- Aoko-Komolafe was reported to have died possibly in the night of Sunday, August 16 or the early hours of Monday, August 17
- The death of the senior magistrate was anonymously confirmed by a top Ministry of Justice
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Few months after celebrating her 51st birthday on March 10, a senior chief magistrate in the Lagos state judiciary, Abimbola Aoko-Komolafe, has died.
The Nation reports that details of her death are unclear, adding that Aoko-Komolafe passed away possibly in the night of Sunday, August 16 or the early hours of Monday, August 17.
The newspaper stated that the late magistrate was at her office healthy and hearty on Thursday, August 13.
“Yes, it’s confirmed information,” the newspaper quoted a top Ministry of Justice source as saying, adding that another top judiciary source also confirmed her passing.
“We heard the news on Monday. We understand that someone spoke with her on phone probably Sunday night. We don’t really know. But it’s a big surprise,” the source said.
Legit.ng gathers that Aoko-Komolafe used to sit at Court 2, Ebute-Meta Gardens, but was recently posted to Court 2, Tinubu Magistrates Court, Lagos.
It was gathered that a delegation of the Association of Magistrates in Lagos State immediately paid a condolence visit to her family.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the wife of late All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Jumoke Razak, has said that her husband Lanre Razak did not die of COVID-19 as it has been speculated in some quarters.
Razak, speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday, August 17, in Epe, Lagos state, revealed that the late APC chieftain's death was natural, adding that he had been sick for some time.
In another report, Mmadu Elijah Chinazaekepere, a student of the Imo State University (IMSU), reportedly died at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Idi Araba, Mushin over his family's inability to raise N2 million for his surgical operation.
Legit.ng's regional reporter in Imo state, Victor Duru, reports that Chinazaekepere had an accident that affected his thigh and later confined him to bed.
Chinazaekepere, who was a 200 level student of the department of Education Economics gave up the ghost after efforts by his parents to raise the required surgical fee proved abortive.
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