A retired judge of Lagos State High Court, Justice Isiaka Isola Oluwa is dead. He was 102 years old.
According to sources, Justice Oluwa died in his home at Ilupeju, Lagos in the early hours of today, Saturday, May 9, 2020.
Justice Oluwa who was a Muslim, was born on June 23, 1918 in Ogwude, Cross River State. He attended Forcados Government School, Bonny; St Bartholomew’s School, Degema; Government School, Sapele; and King’s College, Lagos.
He will be remembered for sentencing a Lagos socialite, Alhaji Jimoh Isola, a.k.a Ejigbadero, to death for murder of a farmer, Raji Oba over land disputes, in 1975.
Justice Oluwa also attended School of Agriculture, Samaru-Zaria, University of London where he studied Law, and Lincoln’s Inn, London, where he was called to the Bar in 1957.
The late jurist worked severally as lecturer, Farm Management, University of Ibadan(1949-50), Lecturer, School of Agriculture, Samaru-Zaria, and Extension Manager, Zaria Province.
He started his law practice when he returned to Nigeria from London and formed Oluwa, Kotoye and Co. He was appointed High Court judge on June 1,1974 and retired on June 17, 1983.