By Bode Akinbode, Ibadan
A prominent Ibadan-based lawyer, Bolaji Agoro, recently shortlisted among other lawyers for the position of a judge in the Oyo State High Court is dead.
The Igboho-born lawyer was reported to have slumped yesterday while observing Ishai prayer and died in his chamber jointly managed with his younger brother who is also a lawyer and former member of the House of Representatives, Lanre Agoro.
He was said to have performed well at the screening for new judges and was awaiting his confirmation before he died.
Agoro’s death came less than four months after the death of Adetunji Gbadegesin, Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of the Oyo State Ministry of Justice and eight months after the demise of the Chief Registrar of the Oyo State High Court, Alhaja Fatima Badru.
The trio of Badru, Gbadegesin, and Agoro were the top three shortlisted candidates for the position of judges in the state.
His remains have been buried in accordance with Islamic rites at his Igboho’s hometown yesterday.