Distinguished Ibadan Elder, Chief K.O Latunji Dies at 92

Ibadan on Friday lost an outstanding and distinguished Yoruba man, Elder Karimu Oladele Latunji, to the cold hands of death.

According to sources, the exemplary Ibadan man died this morning at the age of 92.

The death of K. O. Latunji comes almost two days after his friend, Kola Daisi, celebrated his 90th birthday.

Elder Latunji, a legal luminary and community leader, was born on 23rd September, 1930.

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He attended N. A. Olubadan School for his elementary education from 1939-1946 before moving to Ibadan Grammar School, for his secondary education from 1949-1954.

He furthered his education at Holborn College of Law and Commerce in London from 1958-1960 and was at the same time an external student of the University of London in 1960.

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The astute learned fellow was called to the English bar in July 1962 and enrolled at the Supreme Court of Nigeria on the 4th October, 1962.

As a Barrister and Solicitor, Chief Latunji had a stint in legal practice from 1962-1963 with Chief Ayo Rosiji and Co and Chief Kola Daisi and Co.

Today, Chief K. O. Latunji was a senior partner of Chief K. O. Latunji and Co. Solicitors and Advocate and Notary Public, a firm of private legal practitioners based in Ibadan.

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The elder Ibadan man would be mostly remembered for how he used his profession and God-given talent to liberate and develop his people to gain their rightful position in the mainstream of Nigerian politics.

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