Retired judge, Justice Oluwa dies at 102

Justice Oluwa
Justice Oluwa

A retired judge in Lagos State, Justice Isiaka Ishola Oluwa died on Saturday at the age of 102.

A statement issued by Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State, on Saturday commiserate with the entire Oluwa family on the demise of the retired judge.

“The news of the demise of our revered Judicial icon, Justice Oluwa is a mixture of sadness and happiness.

“Happiness; because his transition is a celebration of an impactful life, well-lived and sadness, because we will miss his fatherly presence and wisdom at this time.

“Justice Oluwa, was an erudite, rare bred Lagosian who spent his time in retirement canvassing and championing the cause and interest of Lagosians in every sphere of endeavour,” Onigbagbo said.

He added that “I know him to be outspoken about the political relevance of Lagosians in all matters of appointments relevant to the management of the State.

“The meritorious service and contribution of our revered Justice Oluwa to the growth and development of administration of Justice in Lagos State during his active career years on the bench, as a renowned Justice of the State High Court till his retirement in 1983 will always be remembered. Justice Oluwa will be sorely missed by all, especially, members of the Judiciary and Ministry of Justice Family.

“While we pray for the repose of the Soul of our departed Justice Oluwa, may the Almighty Allah grant the family the Strength to bear the pain of this irreparable loss,” he said.