John Odubela, SAN, Managing Partner, Rickey Tarfa & Co. is Dead

LB Correspondent

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Mr. John Segun Odubela (SAN) the Managing Partner of Rickey Tarfa & Co, died on the 15th day of March 2021 after a brief illness.

The sad and shocking news was announced by the law firm this morning via a statement by its Partner and Deputy Head of Chambers at Rickey Tarfa & Co, Mr Olusegun O. Jolaawo SAN.

It read: “With deep sense of loss we regret to announce the death of our dear Partner, Colleague, Friend and Head of Chambers Mr John Olusegun Odubela SAN which sad event occurred in the late hours of Monday 15th March 2021 after a very brief illness.

Odubela, SAN graduated from Ogun State University with a bachelor’s degree in law. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990, He obtained a Master of Law degree from the University of Lagos, in 1995 and was admitted to the inner bar in September 2017. He also served as the Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Ogun State, Nigeria under Governor Ibikunle Amosun.

He also worked with several prominent persons, such as Senator Dino Melaye; Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio; and the All Progressives Congress candidate in the last Edo State governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

The Learned Silk was survived by a wife and three children.

“May his gentle soul rest in peace, Amen.”


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