Ex-Supreme Court judge, Bolarinwa Babalakin is dead


An influential judge who retired as a Supreme Court justice, Bolarinwa Oyegoke Babalakin has died at age 94. 

Babalakin, the father of billionaire businessman and lawyer, Wale Babalakin, who was called to the London Bar in the late 1950s, died on Saturday morning. 

The family said in a statement he would be buried in his hometown in Gbongan, Osun State.

The statement read, “With total submission to almighty Allaah, we announce return of our father, grandfather, an eminent jurist, justice Bolarinwa Babalakin , Jsc,( rtd) to Allaah this morning Saturday 4th December 2021.

“Janaazah prayers for him will hold today at Gbongan in Osun state by 4.00 p.m. inshaa Allaahu.

“May Allaahu be merciful with his soul. Aameen.”

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