Fallen Legal Heroes: Fred Agbaje BL, LL.M. M.PHIL

Fred Agbaje Bl, Ll.M. M.Phil (May 22, 1959- November 26, 2016) was born in Ikare, now Ondo State.  He is from Akoko Edo In Edo...
justice-oputa

Fallen Legal Heroes: Hon. Justice Chukwudifu Oputa, CFR, JSC

Hon. Justice Chukwudifu Akunne Oputa, CFR, JSC (Also known as Socrates of the Supreme Court) (September 22, 1924- May 11, 2014) was born into...

Fallen Legal Heroes: Justice Chukwunweike Chike Idigbe OFR, CON

Honourable Justice Chukwunweike Chike Idigbe OFR, CON (AUG 12, 1923- JULY 31, 1983) was the fourth born of Alexander Ahudinma his father, was a...

Fallen Legal Heroes: Chief Ayo Gabriel Irikefe, SAN OFR, CON, GCFR

Chief Ayo Gabriel Irikefe (March 3, 1922 – August 1, 1996) was born to the family of Aduwa and Theresa Irikefe. He was born...
Sofola

Fallen Legal Heroes – Chief Kehinde Sofola, QC, SAN

Chief Kehinde Sofola, QC, SAN, MON, CON (March 1924 – April 2007) Chief Kehinde Sofola, QC, SAN, MON, CON (March 1924 – April 2007) was...

Fallen Legal Heroes: Sir Louis Mbanefo (the Lord Chief Justice of Biafra)

  Sir Louis Nwachukwu Mbanefo (13 May 1911 – 28 March 1977) is the first lawyer from the East of Nigeria. He was born in...
Teslim Elias

Fallen Legal Heroes: Prof. Tesim Olawale Elias

Elias was born in Lagos. He received his secondary education at the Church Missionary Society Grammar School and Igbobi College in Lagos. After passing...

Fallen Legal Heroes: Justice Mohammed Bello CON, GCON

Justice Mohammed Bello CON GCON (1930-2004) was the first Northern Chief Justice of Nigeria. He was an eminent jurist who tried to protect the...

Fallen Legal Heroes – Chief Tanimoshe Bankole Oki SAN

Chief Tanimoshe Bankole Oki (1919 - 2010) Bankole Oki was born in Agege, Lagos when the community was still a farming village. His father, Abibu...

Fallen Legal Heroes: Justice Samuel Olumuyiwa Jibowu

Justice Samuel Olumuyiwa Jibowu (August 26, 1899 – June 1, 1959) was a Nigerian jurist who was the first African to serve on the...