Mrs. Abimbola Aoko-Komolafe, a senior Chief Magistrate in the Lagos Judiciary has died.
Naija News Understands that She was at the office hale and hearty last thursdayas the time of her death is still sceptical.
A top Ministry of Justice source who confirmed the death of the jurist stated that
“We heard the news on Monday. We understand that someone spoke with her on phone probably Sunday night. We don’t really know. But it’s a big surprise,” the source said.
Mrs Aoko-Komolafe used to sit at Court 2, Ebute-Meta Gardens but was recently posted to Court 2, Tinubu Magistrates Court, Lagos.
Last Thursday, she heard the case of a self-proclaimed Baale and five other persons charged by the police with alleged stealing, attempted murder and breach of peace at Okegun Odofin community in Ibeju Lekki, area of the state.
It was gathered a delegation of the Association of Magistrates in Lagos State immediately paid a condolence visit to her family.
The deceased’s friends and family have also poured tributes on her Facebook page.
Reacting to her death, the Convener of Fight Against Corruption in the Judiciary [FIACIJ], Bayo Akinlade said: “Her sudden death comes as a great shock to many who interacted with her honour before she passed on