Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; former President Olusegun Obasanjo; All Progressives Congress (APC) leader, Aremo Segun Osoba, Ogun State Deputy Governor, Noimot Salako–Oyedele, Chief Justice of the State, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu and Chief Imam of Egbaland, Sheik Sa’dallah Bamgbola, were among dignitaries who paid the last respects to former Attorney–General of the Federation, Prince Bola Ajibola. Ajibola, also a former jurist of International Court at the Hague, Netherlands, died on Saturday night following age-related ailments.
After Janazah prayer led by Chief Imam of Egbaland, Sheik Sa’dallah Bamgbola, the remains of Ajibola were interred within the sprawling Islamic Mission for Africa (IMA) premises, a centre he established decades ago on Abiola Way area of Abeokuta, the state capital
Vice President Osinbajo arrived the venue around 4.57pm. The High Commissioner of Nigeria to the United Kingdom, Sarafa Tunji Isola, described his death as a loss to the entire world.
The envoy, in a condolence letter to the eldest child of the deceased, Prince Segun Ajibola, SAN, said the late outstanding lawyer and eminent Jurist was a noble Prince, a godly humanist, an adherent Muslim, an outstanding legal luminary, an erudite judge, a quintessential diplomat and a committed educationist.
“His contributions to the legal field and to Nigeria’s diplomatic efforts were invaluable. His footprints in the field of education as founder of Crescent University, Abeokuta will remain indelible, and his legacies will be remembered for generations to come.”