Justice Isiaka Isola Oluwa is dead, he was a retired judge of the High Court of Lagos State. He was 102 years old.
Justice Oluwa died in his residence at Ilupeju, Lagos in the initial hours of today.
The Nation learnt that he will be laid to rest at the Atan Cemetery, Yaba at 4 pm, in respect to Islamic rites
Justice Oluwa will be commemorated as the judge that convicted Lagos socialite, Alhaji Jimoh Isola, a.k.a Ejigbadero, to death for the murder of a farmer, Raji Oba over land conflicts, in 1975.
He was born on June 23, 1918, to Lagosian parents in Cross River State.
He attended Forcados Government School, Bonny; St Bartholomew’s School, Degema; Government School, Sapele; and King’s College, Lagos.
Justice Oluwa also studied at School of Agriculture, Samaru-Zaria, University of London where he read Law, and Lincoln’s Inn, London, where he was called to the Bar in 1957.
The late judge worked severally as a lecturer, Farm Manager, University of Ibadan(1949-50), Lecturer, School of Agriculture, Samaru-Zaria, and Extension Manager, Zaria Province.
He began his law practice after he retired back to Nigeria from London and formed Oluwa, Kotoye and Co. He was appointed High Court judge on June 1, 1974. He retired on June 17, 1983.
Justice Oluwa at different times was Member, Board of Governors, Glover Memorial Hall (1965-1974), member, Lagos Town Council, Member, Reorganization of Local Government, Lagos State, and Pro-Chancellor of Lagos State University, Ojo. Also, for several years, he was the chairman of the Association of Lagos indigenous retired jurists.