The oldest retired judge of the Lagos State Judiciary, Justice Isiaka Isola Oluwa, has died at the age of 102

He died at his home at Ilupeju, Lagos in the early hours of Saturday and has since been buried according to Muslim rites.

Justice Oluwa was born on June 23, 1918, to Lagosian parents in Ogwude, Cross River State.

He attended Forcados Government School, Bonny; St Bartholomew’s School, Degema; Government School, Sapele; and King’s College, Lagos.

The late justice also attended School of Agriculture, Samaru-Zaria, and extension Manager, Zaria Province.

He eventually travelled to the University of London where he studied Law, and Lincoln’s Inn, London, where he was called to the Bar in 1957.

Justice Oluwa started his law practice after he returned to Nigeria from London and formed Oluwa, Kotoye and Co.

He was appointed High Court judge on June 1, 1974, and retired from service on June 17, 1983.

The late justice would be remembered as the judge that sentenced Lagos socialite, Alhaji Jimoh Isola, a.k.a

Ejigbadero, to death for the murder of a farmer, Raji Oba over land disputes in 1975

Until his death, he was the chairman of the Association of Lagos indigenous retired judges.

In his condolence message, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, described the late jurist as an erudite and rare bred Lagosian who spent his retirement canvassing and championing the interest of Lagosians in every sphere of endeavour.

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