A Nigerian student, Oluwatobi Olasunkanmi, has won the William Charnley Prize for the best First Class in Law at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.
24-year-old Oluwatobi, who is the son of the former Minister of Youth Development, Senator Akinlabi Olasunkanmi, happened to be the only student of black descent in the graduating set.
In an official correspondence dated June 26, 2015, addressed to the best First Class Law student, the University’s Senior Tutor, Dr Philip Johnson, congratulated the Nigerian lad for the feat.
“Many congratulations on obtaining the best Hughes Hall First Class in your BA in Law. In recognition, the College has awarded you with the William Charnley Prize,” said Johnson.
Meanwhile, the father of the award winner, Senator Olasunkanmi, has expressed his joy at the achievement attained by his son, noting that it has not only brought honour to his family but to Nigeria as a whole.
“Sincerely speaking, my joy is not only because he is my son but because he has represented Nigeria well by bringing a laurel, which has manifested in the best First Class Prize in Law”.
Senator Olasunkanmi had last year contested the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primaries in Osun State but lost to Senator Iyiola Omisore.