A senior Chief Magistrate in the Lagos State Judiciary, Mrs. Abimbola Aoko-Komolafe, has died. She was 51.
Details of her death are unclear, but it was learnt Aoko-Komolafe died possibly on the night of August 16 or 17. She was at the office hale and hearty on August 13.
“Yes, it’s confirmed,” a top Ministry of Justice source said.
Another top judiciary source added: “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 late 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 others charged with alleged stealing, attempted murder and breach of peace at Okegun-Odofin community in Ibeju Lekki.
It was gathered a delegation of the Association of Magistrates in Lagos State visited her family.