#ThisDayInHistory: Famous Supreme Court Justice, Sir Adetokumbo Ademola Was Born On This Day In 1906.
Written by Olaide Adewale on February 1, 2021
On this day in 1906, a famous Nigerian jurist, who was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria from 1958 to 1972, Omoba Sir Adetokunbo Adegboyega Ademola, KBE, GCON, PC, SAN was born in Egba in Ogun State South-West Nigeria.
He was appointed as Chief Justice of Nigeria on April 1, 1958, replacing Sir Stafford Foster Sutton who was retiring.
Ademola was a son of Oba Ladapo Ademola II, the Alake of the Egba clan of Nigeria.
He was the first chancellor of the University of Benin.
Sir Adetokunbo Ademola served Nigeria locally and internationally in several capacities.
He married the former Miss Kofo Moore, who obtained a BA at Oxford and who was a daughter of the late Eric Moore, first Lagos member of the United Nations committee of experts advising on labor conventions and regulations.
Sir Ademola died of ailments on the 29th of January 1993 aged 86.
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