Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Sir Jadegoke Adebonajo Badejo, slumped as he was walking out of his home and died. Badejo, 61, the Principal Partner of Bonajo Badejo & Co, died on Friday, June 5. A source who spoke to The Nation narrated how he died, saying: “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.Badejo was born on the 6th of March, 1959. He 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.
Also, on the same day, another SAN, Chief (Sir) Alfred Oghogho Eghobamien passed on at the age of 85. Eghobamien was born on June 5, 1935. 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. The Body of SANs (BOSAN) mourned their deaths in two statements on Saturday. BOSAN secretary, Mr Seyi Sowemimo, SAN said: “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.”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,” Mr Seyi Sowemimo, SAN, added