The legal profession on Friday lost two Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs), Chief (Sir) Alfred Oghogho Eghobamien and Sir Jadegoke Adebonajo Badejo.
Eghobamien was born on June 5, 1935 (85 years). He is the father of Mr Osaro Eghobamien SAN.
Sir Eghobamien 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.
Badejo, the Principal Partner of Bonajo Badejo & Co, died as he was walking out of his home.
He was was born on the 6th of March, 1959 (61 years).
The official GSM line of his law firm rang out yesterday, but a source told The Nation how the incident occurred.
“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 source said.
Badejo was called to Bar in 1980 and took Silk in 2009 with conferment serial no. 311.
He had an LL.B from the University of Ife and an LL.M from the University of Lagos, among other qualifications.
The Body of SANs (BOSAN) mourned their deaths in two statements on Saturday.
“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,” said BOSAN secretary, Mr Seyi Sowemimo, SAN.
For Badejo, Sowemimo 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.
“Funeral arrangements as released by his family will be announced in due course,” said BOSAN secretary, Mr Seyi Sowemimo, SAN.
Report by Robert Egbe