Prince Bora Ajibola, former judge of the International Court of Justice in The Hague and former Nigerian justice minister, has died.
His age was eighty nine years. The late jurist’s eldest child, Segun Ajibola, SAN, announced this in a statement, on Sunday in Abeokuta.
Ajibola, the founder of Crescent University, Abeokuta, died at midnight on Saturday after an age-related illness.
“With a very deep heart and gratitude to Almighty Allah.”
Our father, Prince Bola Ajibola left this world at midnight.
May Almighty Allah bless him with Aljanah Firdaus,” Segun said in the statement.
Prince Bolasodun Adesumbo Ajibola was born on March 22, 1934 in Owu near Abeokuta, into the Owu royal family of Oba Abdul-Salam Ajibola Gbadela II who was the traditional ruler of Owu between 1949 and 1972.
He attended Owu Baptist Day School and Baptist Boys’ High School both in Abeokuta between 1942 and 1955.
He earned a Bachelor of Laws, LLB, from Holborn College of Law, University of London from 1959 to 1962 and was called to the English Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1962.
He returned to Nigeria to practice law specializing in commercial law and international arbitration and soon added the high professional distinction of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, in 1980.