News

Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte is dead

A Judge of the Oyo State Judiciary, Justice Adegboye Gbolagunte has been reported dead on Monday during a brief illness in a hospital in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, while a condolence register has  been opened at the home of deceased and at the headquarters of the Oyo State Judiciary in Ibadan.

Penpushing reports that the eldest son the late judge, Oladiran made this known in a statement, adding that his father, who until his death served in the Oyo State High Court, who was born on December 10, 1959.

The statement added that the deceased left behind his wife, Wuraola; son, Oladiran, a Digital Technologist with specialisation in Network Communications; a daughter, Oladoyin, a lawyer and an accountant; and another son, Oladotun, also a lawyer.

Lush Arena

Penpushing further reports that the bereaved son, emphasized that the family called for prayers for the repose of the soul of their father, who also has four grandchildren, and also appreciated those who have paid condolence visits to the family, first among who was the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Iyabo Subulade Yerima.

The wife of the deceased was on hand to receive Justice Yerima at the home of the Gbolaguntes, while the Publisher of The Eagle Online, Dotun Oladipo, who is the younger brother of Wuraola Gbolagunte, was present when the Chief Judge visited.

Penpushing also reports that the late Gbolagunte before he joined the bench started out as a journalist, having studied Mass Communication at the University of Lagos, after getting his degree in Law, from the University of Ibadan, he continued with lecturing at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State and practiced as a lawyer both in Lagos and Oyo States.

The family played a huge role in the siting of a campus of The Polytechnic, Ibadan in Eruwa, where they hail from, while his father, Chief Davidson Mokolade Gbolagunte, a former Speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly in the defunct Second Republic, was instrumental in this.

Penpushing reports that the deceased lectured law and law related courses at The Polytechnic, Ibadan; Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Ogba, Lagos; and Radio Nigeria Training School, Sogunle, Lagos State at different times before 1995.

FOOTNOTE: You want to share story with us? You want to advertise with us? You need publicity for product, or service, or   event? Contact us on WhatsApp +2348073463653 or email [email protected]

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button