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Ex-Supreme Court Judge Bolarinwa Babalakin Is Dead


December 04, (THEWILL) – A former judge of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Tijani Bolarinwa Babalakin, has died at the age of 94.

Babalakin, the father of billionaire businessman and lawyer Wale Babalakin, died on Saturday morning in his home town, Gbongan, Osun state.

The chairman, Ayedaade Local Government Area, Gbongan, Osun state, Ayo Toyosi, confirmed the late jurist’s death.

Justice Babalakin was a devout Muslim and an active member of the Muslim Association Of Nigeria, Ansarudeen society. He was also a former president of the Muslim Ummah of South-West Nigeria (MUSWEN).

The deceased is survived by many children and grand children, among whom are Dr Bolanle Babalakin (SAN), the chairman of Bi-Courtney Aviation Services Ltd, Architect Tayo Babalakin, among others.