Fully vaccinated 74-year-old SAN, Williams, dies of COVID-19


    A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Oladipupo Williams, was on Sunday reported to have died of COVID-19 despite being fully vaccinated with the Oxford Astrazeneca vaccine.

    Oladipupo was the first child of late legal luminary, Chief Fredrick Rotimi Williams.

    A Facebook post by Oladipupo’s son, Kunle, revealed that his father died on Sunday at a private hospital in Lagos.

    He wrote, “My father passed away this morning from COVID despite being double vaccinated with Oxford AstraZeneca.”

    Oladipupo was called to the Nigerian bar about 48 years ago and he became a SAN in 1995.

    He was a principal partner at the Chief Ladi Rotimi-Williams Chambers, a Nigerian law firm based in Lagos.

    Meanwhile, a Professor of Virology, Oyewale Tomori, in an interview with our correspondent on Sunday said people who had been fully vaccinated could still die of COVID-19.

    “Fully vaccinated does not mean fully immunised; vaccination is not synonymous with immunisation. For many reasons, we all react differently to any injection. If I have a pre-condition that affects my ability to mount a proper response; if the vaccine is not properly kept potent; these are why vaccine efficacy is not 100 per cent,” he said.

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