Lagos Judiciary Honours Late Legal Icon, Yusuf At Valedictory Service
A foremost legal practitioner with over three decades of legal practice, the late Olalekan Yusuf (SAN), has been honoured at a valedictory service organised by the Lagos State Judiciary.
Present at the event, held on the premises of the Ikeja High Court, were judges of the state high court, Senior Advocates of Nigeria, members of the Body of Benchers, family members, among others.
According to a statement, the Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba, described the deceased as a great jurist who dedicated himself not only to the practice of the profession but also to humanity.
He said Yusuf was a go-to counsel for complex legal matters, particularly in the area of land law, the law of secured credit transactions and commercial law, and was a nationally acclaimed advocate and transaction expert whose expertise also covered the entire gamut of land law.
The chief judge said, “The late Alhaji Chief Olalekan Yusuf lived an exemplary life and would be fondly remembered for his doggedness, diligence and creative approach towards solving complex legal matters while maintaining the highest ethical standards.”
Yusuf served as the vice-chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikeja branch, between 1998 and 2000 and was also chairman of the Human Rights Committee of the Ikeja branch of the NBA.
The deceased, who became the substantive chairman of the Ikeja Branch of the NBA between 2000 to 2002, attended the University of Lagos from 1983 to 1986 where he obtained his LLB and was called to the Bar in 1987.