Senior Lawyer, Olusegun Odubela, Dies at 55

PARTNER and Head of Chambers at Rickey Tarfa & Co, John Olusegun Odubela, is dead.

He died at the age of 55, in the late hours of Monday, after a very brief illness.

Odubela, a native of Ikenne in Remo, Ogun State, was a former Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Ogun State, between 2011 and 2015, during the administration of Senator Ibikunle Amosun.

His death was announced in a statement on Tuesday, issued by Partner and Deputy Head of Chambers at Rickey Tarfa & Co, Olusegun O. Jolaawo, SAN.

The statement reads, “With a deep sense of loss, we regret to announce the death of our dear Partner, Colleague, Friend and Head of Chambers, Mr John Olusegun Odubela, SAN, which sad event occurred in the late hours of Monday 15th March, 2021 after a very brief illness.

“Burial arrangements will be as announced by his family. May his gentle soul rest in peace. Amen.”

Born on May 5, 1965, the late Odubela studied Law at the Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye, now Olabisi Onabanjo University.

After his graduation in 1989, he attended the Law School and was called to the Bar in 1990. Odubela obtained a Masters of Law degree from the University of Lagos, in 1995.

He is a member of the International Bar Association and the Nigerian Bar Association.

He joined Ricky and I joined Rickey Tarfa & Co, during his National Youth Service Corp programme in the former Gongola State and rose to become a partner in the firm.

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