A former Judge of the International Court of Justice, Hague, Netherlands, Prince AbdulJabbar Bola Ajibola, is dead.
Ajibola, who was also a former Attorney-General of Nigeria and founder of Crescent University, Abeokuta, died Saturday midnight at 89.
Segun Ajibola (SAN), the eldest child of the late jurist, announced the death in a statement, on Sunday in Abeokuta.
“Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raaji’uun. Truly to Allah we belong and unto Him is our final return.
“This is to announce the passing on of our beloved father, Judge AbdulJabbar Bolasodun Adesumbo Ajibola.
“It occurred over the midnight today, 9 April 2023,” the statement read in part.
People will always remember late Ajibola as icon of Law and Judicature, an embodiment of both the Bar and Bench.
He was President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Father of Arbitration in Nigeria.
The late jurist was also chairman, Body of Benchers and member of ICJ’s Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Hague.
He served as President of the Jurists Association of the World Association of Judges.
He was member of the United Nations Compensation Commission on Iraq’s Invasion of Kuwait; Arbitrator and Commissioner of the Ethiopia/Eritrea Boundary Commission; member and Vice-President and then President of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal.
Judge Ajibola not only served nationally and internationally; he is warmly loved in his homestead of Abeokuta where he is Oluomo of Egbaland and Olori Omo Oba of Owu Kingdom.
We pray that Almighty Allah will pardon his shortcomings, accept his return and grant him a lofty station amongst His honoured friends in Paradise (Jannatul Firdaws). Ameen.
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