Biography Of Idowu Sofola, SAN

Chief Idowu Sofola, SAN, MON was a Nigerian jurist, Bencher and President of the Nigerian Bar Association. He was Previously the Chairman of the Nigerian Body of Benchers

NAME: Idowu Sofola

DATE OF BIRTH: September 29, 1934 – March 23, 2018


EDUCATION: Saviour’s School, Ikenne in 1945 for his primary education. In 1952, he was admitted into Eko Boys High School, where he completed his Secondary education. Upon completion of his secondary school education, he joined the Lagos State Judiciary in 1958 as a Court Clerk,

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Idowu began his career at the Supreme Court of Nigeria on July 30, 1962 when he was enrolled as a Solicitor and Advocate by Honourable Justice Sir Adetokunbo Ademola KBE, GCON, PC, SAN, having been sponsored by Chief Remilekun Fani-Kayode QC, SAN and Kehinde Sofola CON, SAN. Some of his contemporaries were Late Chief M.A Kuku (Ogbeni Oja of Ijebu Ode), Chief Akin Delano among several successful lawyers.

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