Sofola passionate about law, committed to God, his faith–Babalakin

Sofola passionate about law, committed to God, his faith–Babalakin

Friday, March 24, 2017 2:04 pm


Jamiu Yisa

Eminent Nigerians from all walks of life, on Thursday 23, 2017, extolled the laudable contribution of the late legal icon, Kehinde Sofola, SAN, CON, to the legal profession and Nigeria, at his 10th Memorial Lecture, held in Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

Speaking at the lecture which was held at the Shell Hall of the MUSON center, Sofola was described as a corrupt free, disciplined lawyer who always stands for justice during his life time.

The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, who was the chairman of the occasion, commended the leadership virtue of the late legal luminary.

Guest lecturer, Dr Wale Babalakin, who gave a lecture on the role of the legal profession in nation building: the Nigerian context, said the topic is better discussed in the memory of Sofola.

Babalakin who speaks glowingly about the late SAN, described him as been passionate about law and committed to God and his faith.

The Secretary to Ogun State Government, Taiwo Adeoluwa, said Sofola’s achievements were well documented, adding that his personality has grown well beyond Ogun state.

He thanks his children for organising such lecture in his honour, adding Ogun state is proud of him.

Retired Justice Ayotunde Phillips who reminisces on behalf of Kehinde Sofola and Co Alumni, described Sofola as boss, mentor, teacher, brother, friend and father.

Femi Falana described Sofola as one of the greatest lawyer that ever lived, while commends his idea, integrity, courage and commitment to Nigeria.

“Many lawyers passed through him. He never associates with corrupt judges. He’s very upright,” he said.

Other discussants at the occasion includes: Professor Isabella Okagbue, Dr Junaid Muhammed and Justice Bimbo Obaseki-Adejumo.

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