Coronavirus has reportedly claimed a former Director-General of the Nigerian Kaw School, Dr. Kole Abayomi, in London.
According to messages circulated by his former students, he was in isolation when he succumbed to the dreaded virus.
His wife is also said to be in isolation, the tweets posted by Jovi Usude with the handle @EJovi1025 said on Thursday.
Full text of the tweets posted by Jovi Usude: “So I got this message “COVID19 has claimed a renowned member of our profession and our teacher, Dr Kole Abayomi SAN today in the UK. He died in isolation. Please pray for the Lord’s comfort for his family and for the speedy recovery of his wife who is also in isolation in the UK.
“To those who went to law school in the 80s and 90s doctor Abayomi was an icon. A fixture! He walked into the lecture hall with an unmatched swag! He was the lawyer we all wanted to be like. For us “back benchers” he unsettled us by coming into the lecture hall from the back. ?
“May his soul Rest In Peace!”
A statement issued by Seyi Sowemimo (SAN), the Secretary of the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN), said Dr Abayomi died in the early hours of Thursday, April 2, 2020.
It reads: “The BOSAN Secretariat wishes to announce the death of Dr. Koleade A. Abayomi SAN, OON, who died in the early hours of today, 2nd of April, 2020 in London.
We deeply mourn the sad loss of our departed colleague and pray that the Almighty God grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss.
Dr. Koleade Abayomi SAN was born on the 20th of August, 1940 (79+ years old), called to the Nigerian Bar in 1966, admitted to the Inner Bar in 2005 . He taught at the Nigerian Law School and rose to the position of Director General. He retired in 2005 and went into private practice and consultancy in Lagos until his death.
He’s survived by his wife, children and great grandchildren.
Further information will be communicated in due course .
May the soul of Dr. Koleade Abayomi SAN and the souls of other faithful departed rest in peace. Amen.”