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Nigeria’s Oldest Practicing Lawyer, Pa Tunji Gomez Dies


The oldest practicing lawyer in Nigeria, Pa Tunji Gomez is dead. Pa Gomez died on Wednesday without any warning signal.

News of his death was broken by the Lagos State branch chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association [NBA], Mr. Chukwuka Ikwuazom, Esq., in a short statement.

Mr. Ikwuazom wrote:

“It is with a heavy heart that I announce the passing of Pa Tunji Gomez. Pa Gomez was, until his death yesterday night, the oldest practicing lawyer in Nigeria and a deeply loved member of the Premier Bar.

“The Branch had in recognition of his excellent service and uncommon devotion to the Branch, celebrated his 90th birthday in style a few months ago.

“Our deepest condolences go to his immediate family.

“We will greatly miss Pa Gomez and pray that his soul will rest in perfect peace.

“We will make further announcements in due course,” he concluded.

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