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In Memoriam: Otunba Olujimi Olajide Oduba, SAN



In Memoriam: Otunba Olujimi Olajide Oduba, SAN

The BOSAN Secretariat regrets to inform the legal community and the nation at large of the passing of our esteemed colleague, Otunba Olujimi Olajide Oduba, SAN. He peacefully departed on October 21, 2023, at 87. Otunba Oduba’s legacy in maritime law is a testament to his exceptional contributions to the legal landscape.

Educational and Professional Journey

Otunba Olujimi Olajide Oduba, SAN, embarked on his legal journey after completing his early education. He was called to the English Bar in 1971 and the Nigerian Bar in 1975. In 1997, he achieved the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), a testament to his dedication and excellence in the legal profession.

A-Pillar in Maritime Law

Throughout his career, Otunba Oduba was a highly regarded figure in maritime law in Nigeria. He served as the principal partner at Jimi Oduba (SAN) Legal Chambers in Lagos, a prominent law firm with a dedicated focus on admiralty and maritime law practice.

Remembering Otunba Olujimi Olajide Oduba, SAN

His expertise and influence in this field were widely acknowledged, and he played a pivotal role in shaping the practice of maritime law in the country. He also served as a trustee of the Nigerian Maritime Law Association, further highlighting his commitment to the maritime legal community.

Honouring His Memory

The legal community mourns the loss of Otunba Olujimi Olajide Oduba, SAN. We extend our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as we remember a legal luminary whose contributions have left an indelible mark on the legal profession.

Funeral Arrangements

We will provide further details regarding the funeral arrangements of our departed colleague as soon as we receive them from the family.


Mr. Olumide Sofowora,

SAN Secretary, BOSAN Secretariat


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In Memoriam: Otunba Olujimi Olajide Oduba, SAN

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